Certification-Exam-Candidate-Handbook

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Unformatted text preview: ACECertification CandidateHandbook America’sAuthorityonFitness TheAmericanCouncilonExercise isanNCCA-accreditedorganization American Council on Exercise Certification Policies and Procedures www.acefitness.org (800) 825-3636 Page 1 of 40 TABLE OF CONTENTS Page I. ACE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION ACCREDITATION 4 ACE Mission Statement 4 ACE Certification Department 4 ACE Code of Ethics 5 ACE Professional Practices and Disciplinary Procedures 5 Accreditation 6 II. ACE CERTIFICATION EXAMS 7 ACE Certification Programs 7 Certification Exam Eligibility Criteria 8 Appeals for Denied Eligibility 8 Exam Content Outlines 9 Personal Trainer 9 Group Fitness Instructor 10 Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant 11 Advanced Health and Fitness Spet 12 Multiple-Choice Exam 13 Anatomy of a Multiple-choice Question 13 Recall Questions (with Sample Item) 14 Application Questions (with Sample Item) 14 Analysis Questions (with Sample Item) 15 Written Simulation Exam 15 Test-taking Strategies for ACE Certification Exams 17 Study Resources 18 Exam Administration 18 Exam Scoring and Passing Criteria 19 Exam Results 20 American Council on Exercise Certification Policies and Procedures www.acefitness.org (800) 825-3636 Page 2 of 40 Exam Scoring Appeals 20 Exam Rescoring 21 Exam Score Cancellation 21 Pass Rates for ACE Exams 21 III. EARNING AN ACE CERTIFICATION 23 Exam Registration: Paper-and-Pencil Testing 23 Paper-and-Pencil Special Accommodations 23 Exam Registration: Computer-Based Testing (CBT) 24 CBT Special Accommodations 24 International Exams 24 Stand-by Candidates 24 Exam Fees 25 Rescheduling: Paper-and-Pencil Examinations 26 Rescheduling: Computer-Based Testing 26 Refunds 27 Exam Retakes 27 Exam Delivery and Security 27 Pencil-and-Paper Exam Administration and Security 28 Computer-Based Testing Administration and Security 29 Confidentiality Policy 29 Candidate Comments 30 IV. ACE CERTIFICATION EXAM DEVELOPMENT 31 Testing Service Provider 31 Exam Development Procedures 32 Security 33 V. MAINTAINING YOUR ACE CERTIFICATION 34 Certification Renewal Policies and Procedures 34 American Council on Exercise Certification Policies and Procedures www.acefitness.org (800) 825-3636 Page 3 of 40 Renewing an Expired Certification 35 Continuing Education Credits 35 Continuing Education Petitions 36 Maintaining Your CPR and AED Certificates 37 ACE Professional Services 37 Career Development 37 VI. PRIVACY, SECURITY, AND RECORDS RETENTION 39 Protection of Privacy 39 Length of Records Retention 40 Security 40 American Council on Exercise Certification Policies and Procedures www.acefitness.org (800) 825-3636 Page 4 of 40 SECTION I ACE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION ACCREDITATION ACE MISSION STATEMENT The American Council on Exercise ® (ACE ® ) is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective exercise and physical activity. As America’s Authority on Fitness, ACE protects all segments of society against ineffective fitness products, programs and trends through its...
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