The Exercise Oncology Instructor (EOI) certification through Maple Tree Cancer Alliance (MTCA) will prepare and qualify an exercise professional to plan and implement safe and effective programs for individuals battling cancer. A certified EOI has the ability to develop and administer whole body exercises designed to enhance cardiorespiratory fitness, body composition, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility for cancer survivors. In addition, the EOI will encourage exercise adherence to help improve health-related physical fitness and manage disease.


Cancer is a unique chronic disease that requires a specialized level of training for a health and fitness professional. MTCA’s EOI certification will equip and empower you to develop safe and effective exercise programs based on current evidence-based standards for cancer survivors. EOI’s have a thorough understanding of cancer-related subject matter, including diagnosis and staging, etiology, treatment, toxicities, and remission. MTCA EOI’s are able to adapt exercise programming to maintain a safe, yet effective environment for the cancer patient. This has the potential to improve health-related quality of life and treatment outcome.

EOI candidates must meet at least one of the following requirements to be eligible for the exam:

  • A current NCCA-accredited fitness professional certification, or
  • A college degree in a health-related field (or in their final semester of course work).
US and Canada:

  • First-time candidates $299.99
  • Retake candidates $99.99

Non US and Canada

  • First-time candidates $299.99
  • Retake candidates $299.99
  • You may register for the exam by filling out the form below and submitting payment online. You may also submit payment through the mail. MTCA accepts money orders, checks, PayPal, and credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express).
  • After registering for an exam with MTCA, you will be sent an exam confirmation notice via email containing the link to your online certification exam.
We offer study materials to help you prepare for the EOI exam.

  • MTCA’s Exercise Oncology Instructor Study Manual ($29.99 eBook/$45.00 Hard Cover)
  • MTCA’s Exercise Oncology Instructor Training Videos ($29.99)
The MTCA EOI exam is comprised on 100 multiple choice and true/false questions, proportionately sectioned to assess the content areas.
  • Required passing score: 80
  • Number of questions: 100
  • Time allowed: 2 hour maximum
To be awarded the MTCA EOI credential, you must meet a minimum passing score of 80 or greater. Should you meet the minimum passing requirements, your certificate will be sent to you within two weeks of passing the examination. Should you fail to meet the minimum passing requirements, you may retake the exam. There is no limit to the number of times you may take the exam.
Your exam results will automatically be sent to MTCA within 24-hours for qualification and an official score will be determined.
If you do not meet the minimum passing score on the exam, you may reapply to take the exam again. Retake exam fees are $99.99 US and Canada, $299.99 international.

To reapply to take the exam, contact MTCA directly at 937-477-8213. After your request has been processed, you will receive a new certification exam link via email. No refunds are given for retake exam applications.

You are eligible for the retake exam fee for a period of six (6) months after you have taken your first exam. After this six (6) month period, you must submit the first-time candidate fee.

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MTCA Exercise Oncology Instructor Certification Application

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Currently, there are more than 50 Certified Exercise Oncology Instructors!

Robert Wise
Trent Seitz
Rachel Sopczak
Brittany Drummelsmith
Miranda Snell
Matthew Stemley
Nathan O’Malley
Jessica Swartz
Courtney Metzger
Danielle Ondreka
Lindsey Seiter
Alex Fist
Michaela Nelson
Corene White
Bobbie Andersen
Hannah Rosenbeck
Kaylee Bowers
Katelin Robinson
Stephanie Brimer
Katherine Reed

Megan Gusky
Justin Baker
Maura Jegerski
Henry Piascik
Daniel Passafiume
Hailey Brumfield
Danielle Cooper
Ashley Sharp
Ashanti Thomas
Kristianna Wiliams
Sarah Barwig
Kristina Holmes
Rebecca Hall
Jeff Beadle
Katelyn Howard
Courtney Nennig
Claire Nikolai
Vanessa Whalen
Cole Butz
Derik Callicoat

Taylor Sage
Travis Yahner
Samantha Henry
Vicki Vargo
Brett Sumrall
Hailey Thirion
Jessica Siesel
Sara Elmardi
Levi Dimichele
Jon Edwards
Lacey Ante
Jonathan Sauer
Ashley Oostveen
Kyah Fleckner
Brittany Stout
Alexander Hickman
Sarai Robinson
Emily Rodriguez
Kristin Coatney