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In Recognition of Our Heroes.

 NAFC, as an organization, honors and supports the individuals who made a commitment to help build a better America through sacrifice and determination.

Through our Not Forgotten™ Scholarship Program, we are helping thousands of U.S. Armed Forces personnel continue their efforts to improve lives through health & fitness and build a stable future for themselves and their families when their military service ends.

What’s Next?

You’re back home. It’s time to choose a career that fits you. The fitness industry is one of the fastest growing industries in America, and it needs you.

NAFC’s Non-Profit "Forget Me Not" Foundation will provide scholarships for NAFC's Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Nutrition Coach, Pilates Instructor and Wellness Consultant career courses.

Get back in action!

NAFC established the Not Forgotten™ Scholarship Program to help transition military personnel into a rewarding career following their deployment.

Once enrolled in the Not Forgotten™ Scholarship program, NAFC will educate, train and mentor military students and veterans so that they have the practical knowledge and skill-set to build rewarding careers as Certified Personal Trainers, Group Fitness Instructors, Nutrition Coaches, Pilates Instructors, Wellness Consultants, or a combination of the above.

Optional Add-ons

Explore NAFC add-on services to enhance your learning experience and secure employment:

Job Placement Guarantee:

Ensure that you will be paired with the best career opportunity to match your skills and goals!

NAFC Job Placement provides you with a personal Career Management Specialist who will assist in preparing you for the job market as well as coordinate in finding available positions in your area so that you can begin your career.

Practical Application Workshops:

Let our expert trainers and instructors visually guide you as they demonstrate hands-on skills and pro-tips that will prepare you for your practical exam and your career.

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* Add-on services are not included in the Not Forgotten™ Scholarship Program, and are not eligible for reimbursement through the G.I. Bill.

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A forward vision for your future.

Start a career in the fitness industry, funded by the G.I. Bill and the NAFC Non-Profit "Forget Me Not" Foundation.

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Please get in touch with an NAFC team member with any questions you have regarding our Military scholarship and opportunities.

Who qualifies?

The Not Forgotten™ Scholarship Program is available to all active, reserve and retired Military personnel and immediate family members above the age of 18.

Once you are approved, the Not Forgotten™ Scholarship Fund will cover 100% of the expenses for all NAFC course material, excluding certification exam fees.

In addition, all active duty, reserve, veterans, and eligible spouses and dependents can receive reimbursement from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs through the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill for fees associated with our NAFC Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Nutrition Coach, Pilates Instructor and Wellness Consultant exams.

How Can I Apply for Reimbursement?

After earning your NAFC certification, visit the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill website and click on the Apply for Benefits icon.

  • Complete the Veterans Online Application (VONAPP)
  • You’ll need to include the following:
  • Full Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Home Phone Number
  • Social Security Number
  • VA File Number (if different from your SSN)
  • Name of NAFC Certification You Earned
  • Date of NAFC Certification Exam
  • Cost of NAFC Certification Exam (as listed on the NAFC website)
  • Copy of Your Exam Results or a Copy of Your NAFC Certification
  • Name and address of Organization Issuing License:
    National Association for Fitness Certification
    226 S Bridge St. Sheridan, OR 97378
  • Verification of the following statement: "I hereby authorize the release of my test information to the Department of Veterans Affairs."
  • Signature and Date

Submit your information online or mail the reimbursement request to: Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington D.C. 20420