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.

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.

  • 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


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

Statement for Qualification - Prerequisite

A NAFC Personal Fitness Training or Group Fitness Certification must accompany your Virtual Workshop purchase. To complete your Certification, you must participate in either a Live or Virtual workshop and achieve a passing grade. You may also choose to take the Virtual Workshop as a stand-alone CEC fulfillment to maintain your CEC standing.


Open Each Option to explore NAFC add-on services to enhance your learning experience and secure employment:


If you are confident in your ability to pass general fitness, anatomy & physiology, weight training, lifestyle consulting and fitness assessment, without first studying the NAFC study course material, this option would be for you.

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To become certified with the National Association for Fitness Certification, you must pass both the theory exams and practical exam with a minimum score of 80%. If you receive a no pass on the theory exam, a retake will be necessary. The retake cost is $25.00. When you have completed and passed the theory exams, you may schedule a virtual appointment with an NAFC Evaluator by emailing to complete the practical portion of this program.

If you are unsure, then you would benefit from our complete online course or virtual workshop options.

*You will not receive any study materials with this option, so ensure that you have a complete understanding of the education required to pass the exam prior to purchasing.

Feel free to contact an NAFC Career Consultant for help in selecting the best option for you.



The NAFC Job Placement Money Back Guarantee assures that you will secure a job in the health and fitness industry within 90 days of completing all certification and career management requirements.

Included at a discount with NAFC Certifications “All-Access” Option

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NAFC is committed to providing you with all the tools you need to build a successful and rewarding career.

Not only do we offer a money-back guarantee opportunity, but we also connect you with a Career Management Specialist who will work hand-in-hand with you as your personal career advocate and help place you in the best possible job to match your skill-set.

Your Career Management Specialist will provide you with all of the following services:

  • Qualify you for jobs in the health and fitness industry 
  • Gain an understanding of the type of job/career you want
  • Inquire about any special skills you may possess and/or CECs received
  • Direct you toward available positions in your area
  • Advice on ‘Career Tools’ that will help improve your expertise
  • Work to place you with fitness and health companies
  • Help you improve your visibility to companies
  • Assist in creating resumes and cover letters
  • Assist in preparing you for the interviewing process
  • Post a video which serves as an introduction to possible employers and provides evidence of your skills as a trainer.

These services are included with your purchase of the NAFC Job Placement Guarantee at no additional charge.

Job Placement Guarantee Guidelines

If you have met all the required criteria but still have not secured a job within 90 days of completion, NAFC will refund all amounts paid to NAFC for the course package. This money back guarantee applies to the NAFC Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and Nutrition Coach course packages only.

To receive this refund, you must have applied for at least 5 positions related to the purchased NAFC certification within the 90-day period and have met the criteria for each position (including passing any required background checks). Failure to appear for a scheduled interview will disqualify you from this money back guarantee.

You must also have met with an NAFC Career Management Specialist and satisfied any additional requirements that they assign.

Any refund must be requested from NAFC’s Member Services Department within 12 months of purchasing the NAFC course (with Job Placement Guarantee). NAFC reserves the right to request evidence of purchase and/or of job applications and rejections. NAFC may, at any time and without prior notice, change the terms of, or discontinue, this Job Placement Money Back Guarantee.


PERSONAL TRAINING CERTIFICATION: Practical Application Workshop - $249

Earn your certification as a Personal Trainer! Already a Personal Trainer? Earn your CEC’s with us and gain an understanding of the practical application of sound biomechanics like you never have before. Come and see why we are leading the way in functional training!
– NAFC CEC: 1.50


PERSONAL TRAINING CERTIFICATION: Virtual-Live Combo Workshop - $249

Earn your certification as a Personal Trainer! Already a Personal Trainer? Earn your CEC’s with us and gain an understanding of the practical application of sound biomechanics like you never have before. Come and see why we are leading the way in functional training!
– NAFC CEC: 1.50


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

Apply for your benefits. You earned it!

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