Oakville (February 20, 2015). PCDI Canada has agreed with the National Council on Strength and Fitness to include the NCSF Personal Trainer Certification package in PCDI's Personal Trainer program, at no extra cost. Students enrolling in the PCDI Personal Trainer program on or after February 20, 2015 will be eligible, after graduation, to receive the NCSF Personal Trainer Certification Package, through a simple process and at no extra charge. The NCSF Personal Trainer Certification Package consists of a one year NCSF membership, various NCSF certification preparation materials and the opportunity to take the NCSF certification exam at a Prometric Testing Center. The package has a retail value of US$488.
"Professional certification by organizations like the National Council on Strength and Fitness is an important career tool in the personal training field," Michael Scott, General Manager of PCDI Canada said at PCDI's head office in Oakville Ontario, "since it establishes professional training and expertise in a way that is easily recognizable by employers and customers. The NCSF," he continued, "is a well known and well respected professional and educational organization and it seems clear to us that inclusion of the NCSF Certification Package in our Personal Trainer program is a great deal for students and will help them achieve their career goals. PCDI Canada believes strongly in integrated career training programs. Our goal is to integrate a professional certification or membership in a professional organization in as many of our career training programs as possible. This is another step towards that goal."
PCDI Canada, based in Oakville, Ontario, is the Canadian division of Ashworth College, a leading US distance educator based in Norcross, Georgia. PCDI has been serving Canadian since 1987.
The National Council on Strength and Fitness, based in Coral Gables, Florida, is a professional organization whose mission is to establish, assess, and promote qualification standards for Exercise Professionals in a continued effort to foster a high level of professional competency and ethical practice, to best serve public interest and safety.