Where should I get certified? / by James Leath

Certifications:"What organization should I get certified with?" is a question I get all the time. Between my brother-in-law trainer and myself, I think in 5 years we have been asked twice. The general public is not interested in who you are certified under, only that you know what you are doing and you can deliver results. Get certified to build confidence and knowledge, not to impress people. Trust me, a trainer with 10 certifications is not impressive to anyone but themselves. Whoever you go through, stay current through continuing education units and ALWAYS have insurance. Some companies to check out for certification are: ACE, NASM, ACSM, and ISSA. As a coach, I am currently in Robbins-Madanes Coach Training and I love it. There are many others, but these are the ones I know of the most because I have gone through their programs. TIP: Find out what is popular in your area, and what certifications are accepted at the place you want to work.