I recently had another thought with regards to getting the ACE cert. This may kind of far fetched, but i believe in covering all my bases.
In the ACE textbook and in the code of ethics, as i seem to recall, they recommend against giving nutritional advice. They say refer to a qualified nutritionist or dietician. True, i guess, but what if i my clients just want somewhere basic to start, or have zone or paleo questions. Say i have the ACE, give them advice, then they get sick or something and decide to sue me. In court the lawyer looks at the ACE handbook and asks why did i give nutritional advice when it says not to. Perhaps a far fetched situation i know, but it could happen and i seem to recall reading it somewhere.
Should this be reason enough not to get the ACE cert. I was seriously considering the NSCA CPT anyways, no serious trainers seem to have the ACE. I did spend a few months studying for the ACE exam, so i would hate to have wasted that time, but i did learn stuff, and in reality i cant really start trying to train others until i get my Crossfit cert in May. So starting to work towards the NSCA CPT would not be to big of a deal.