Guess who’s the latest NCCA authorized Certification? You bought it, NETA!
Inside the previous few months, NETA is now acknowledged as one of many high certification packages with their accreditation from NCCA. Excellent news for us!
NETA has two certifications, Private Coach and Group Train Teacher. I am going to focus on the Private Coach certification, however take a look at the web site in case you are within the Group Train Teacher certification as nicely. (It is similar to the Private Coach Certification)
The Private Coach Certification goes after my most valued side of coaching, truly sensible hands-on expertise of their coaching! Though you do NOT should take any workshops or purchase any supplies to take the examination (in contrast to locations like NASM), I consider it is a required a part of your schooling.
The examination supplies are fairly low cost. My weak addition tallies all of the books as much as be a complete of $80.
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NETA is new on the scene and isn’t as acknowledged as the long term gamers (ACE, ACSM, NASM, NCSF, NSCA). It will take a while for folks to know what NETA is, particularly because it modified its title from NDEITA not too way back. It additionally will get a bit confused with NESTA…evidently, the Acronym Soup is getting blended up fairly a bit!
With a purpose to sit for the NETA examination, you should be 18 years of age, have a present CPR certificates, and that is it!!!
The examination is run all around the nation at varied testing facilities, referred to as “Comira”, which is nice information! As I discussed, there isn’t any pre-requirements apart from what’s acknowledged above to sit down for the examination. You need not buy or attend any NETA programs to sit down for the examination.
Though I like to recommend no less than getting the books, you’ll be able to actually make the most of their weekend workshops to actually be taught your materials nicely.
NETA provides a Private Coach Certification Workshop for a fairly affordable price ($349 in case you register 30 days earlier than) and is accessible all around the nation on the weekends.
It runs Saturday to Sunday and is equal to 14 CEC’s (for these of you who want a large quantity of CEC’s shortly for recertification!)
Additionally they advocate that you simply buy the $80 in studying materials and examine it earlier than you attend.
Thus far, they are not too unhealthy in the price division. This is the breakdown:
Workshop – $349 (early registration) to $389 (stroll up)
Examination Alone – $249
Books Beneficial – $80
Dwelling Research Assessment – $39
These all appear fairly affordable to me, particularly for the reason that workshop must be native to your space, or at worst, a one evening lodge keep.
NETA’s Private Coach Certification is legitimate for 2 years when you go the examination.
The CEC requirement is for 20 hours of Persevering with Training earlier than you’ll be able to renew your Certification. (Price for Renewal – $45)
NETA accepts virtually all the opposite NCCA CEC credit too. So you may take a CEC class for ACE (and nonetheless use it to recertify with ACE) and get credit score with NETA too. Fairly slick, huh?
NETA does require that 6 of your CEC’s come straight from NETA, however that is lower than 40% of the requirement.
Examine their web site to confirm that your CEC’s at different organizations will rely, however their coverage appears fairly liberal. They don’t seem to be attempting to take advantage of each single greenback from their members like just a few of the opposite certification organizations.
Renewal is not too troublesome, you embody any photocopies of your CEC courses(those who aren’t from NETA), the $45 payment, and the recertification paperwork postmarked by the expiration date.
If the letter is postmarked later than the expiration date, varied charges are added based mostly on how late the letter is obtained. After 180 days, you’ll be able to’t renew and should recertify.
NETA is a brand new participant on the NCCA block, which immediately offers it lots of credibility that it did not have only a few years in the past. They seem to actually be working exhausting on increasing their consumer base with trustworthy pricing, implausible studying alternatives, and different facilities.
Though strolling right into a health club and saying you are NETA licensed might get just a few quizzical appears to be like, in time this certification will solely acquire in acceptance. Coupled with one other certification, NETA can be an effective way to reinforce your schooling and professional credentials.