Monday I went in and took the test for the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Certified Personal Trainer certification. I signed up for the test when I was going work on a day camp for local athletes that sort of fell through, but since I'd already paid for it, I went ahead and took the test.. and passed.
I had never thought about certification before, I didn't really need it. The people I've worked with know me for my performance, and it was an expense that wasn't worth the cost.
It's strange though, now that I've got it I feel validated.. Bonafide..
This is another step forward.. all be it a small one.
I might go ahead and get my CSCS next year. We'll see.