Guess who is officially a Certified Run Coach! THIS GIRL! Studying for the exam was actually a lot of fun because it was all material I was interested in. What a concept, huh? I chose to get my certification through the Run-Fit program which offers the option to study at home or attend a workshop. I chose to study by myself at home and it took me about a month and a half to get through all 7 manuals and feel prepared enough to take the test.