National Pilates Certification Program
To validate, preserve, and advance the legacy of Joe and Clara Pilates’ work for its lifelong benefits to health and wellness.
Set standards for professional competency necessary to safely and effectively teach the Pilates method to everybody.
To award a credential to those who have provided evidence that they meet established professional standards.
Develop and maintain fair third-party certification exams which meet NCCA standards and reflect current practice through updates and psychometric analysis.
Establish guidelines for continuing education courses which encourage ongoing professional growth for certified teachers.
Candidates that provide evidence that they meet established professional standards are awarded the title of Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT)
Every Pilates teacher is NPCP certified.
The NPCP is recognized through increased awareness by employers, health care industry, teacher training programs, and the general public as a professional standard in the Pilates field.
All teachers of the Pilates method aspire to achieve a nationally recognized third-party certification.
The NPCP diversifies pathways to certification and to participating in the larger conversation of advancing the Pilates profession.
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