WASHINGTON (8/14/2017)—The NCCA accredited the WORLD INSTRUCTOR TRAINING SCHOOLS Certified Personal Trainer for a five-year period, expiring 8/14/22, during its recent meeting.
Founded in July 1993, W.I.T.S., is a professional certification organization acting in the public interest by establishing and enforcing education, examination, experience and ethics requirements for certification.
W.I.T.S. received NCCA accreditation of its Certified Personal Trainer Level 1 by submitting an application demonstrating the program’s compliance with the NCCA’s Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. NCCA is the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (formerly the National Organization for Competency Assurance). Since 1977, the NCCA has been accrediting certifying programs based on the highest quality standards in professional certification to ensure the programs adhere to modern standards of practice in the certification industry. To purchase a copy of the standards, please visit http://www.credentialingexcellence.org/ncca.
There are more than 270 NCCA accredited programs that certify individuals in a wide range of professions and occupations including nurses, financial professionals, respiratory therapists, counselors, emergency technicians, crane operators and more. Of ICE’s more than 330 organizational members, over 120 of them have accredited programs.
ICE’s mission is to advance credentialing through education, standards, research, and advocacy to ensure competence across professions and occupations. NCCA was founded as a commission whose mission is to help ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the public through the accreditation of a variety of certification programs that assess professional competence. NCCA uses a peer review process to: establish accreditation standards; evaluate compliance with these standards; recognize programs which demonstrate compliance; and serve as a resource on quality certification.
President Jay DelVecchio states:
“The W.I.T.S. Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Level 1 is the ONLY fitness industry certification that requires both a written and practical skills competency exam. The result is a personal trainer that can perform what the certification job requires.”