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ISSA Personal Trainer Certifications

Discover how you can take your first steps to becoming a certified Fitness Professional now...

Study at your own pace - Study at times and places that fit your busy schedule.
Online Testing - Sit for your certification exam whenever you're ready with secure online testing.
Unlimited Educational Support - If you have questions about the course materials, contact us!
Customer Support - Support both Before and After you become certified.
Accreditation - ISSA is proud to be nationally accredited by the DEAC.
Personal Trainer Certification

I have hired and worked with many ISSA trainers and I am continuously impressed..."

- Johanna Subotovsky Equinox

Accreditation

ISSA is proud to be nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).

DEAC

The DEAC is a non-profit educational association that has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for over 50 years.

ISSA will stand by and support you while you earn your training credentials.

ISSA Personal Trainers Are Used By Leading Gyms Everywhere

Our partner gyms post jobs they have available for ISSA graduates.

The ISSA has created relationships with hundreds of health clubs, gyms and private fitness facilities around the U.S. Take advantage of our years of experience and industry contacts. We're here to help you succeed as a personal trainer.


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Included with your Course

All the materials you need to obtain a Personal Trainer Certification is included for one price.


Main Course Text

Hardcopy and Online Main Course Text

Fitness - The Complete Guide is a 735 page book that includes everything you need to earn an ISSA Personal Trainer Certification. The course material is continually updated with new information so you can be sure you're receiving the most up-to-date information available.

Study Guide and Work Book

Study Guide and Workbook

This handy reference guide walks you through the course unit-by-unit, allowing you to gain a better understanding of personal trainer concepts.

Marketing and Business Guide

Marketing and Business Guide

ISSA's step-by-step guide to developing a profitable business. This business guide will help you take your first steps after receiving your personal trainer certification by providing you with valuable business advice to advance your personal training career.

Practice Examination and Section Quizzes

Practice Examination and Section Quizzes

The practice exam and quizzes test your understanding of the materials; so while you're reading you're preparing for the exam at the same time.

Exercise Reference Guide DVD

Exercise Reference Guide DVD

A video exercise DVD that demonstrates proper form for some of the most common and most effective strength exercises.

Online and Home Study Exam

Online and Home Study Exam

ISSA's certification exam solidifies your proficiency as a fitness professional. Choose a paper-and-pencil exam or utilize our secure online testing portal. No-cost Retest (if necessary)

Online Student Forum

Online Student Forum

Our online forum is where you can post client or business challenges and receive guidance from our on-staff Master Trainers and members of the ISSA family worldwide.

Online Exercise Lab (250 animated exercises!)

Online Exercise Lab (250 animated exercises!)

ISSA and Hyperstrike provide you with an exclusive online exercise lab. 3D animation and three different angles ensure that proper form and technique are a breeze!

Free Professional Website

Free Professional Website

All ISSA members get a free website to support their personal trainer careers online. Five pages of professionally designed, easily editable, fully hosted content is included. Choose from nine designs and put your best face forward online!

Unlimited Educational Support

Unlimited Educational Support

All ISSA students have access to unlimited educational support. If you have questions about the course materials, our on-staff professors can guide you through. This support continues even after you earn your personal trainer certification.

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How it Works

You have up to 4 months from the date of enrollment to complete your personal trainer course. However, you may complete the course as quickly or as slowly as you would like within that 4 month period. It takes the average ISSA student 10 weeks to get certified. Once you enroll online today, follow these simple three steps:


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Start Studying

You will gain instant online access to your personal trainer course materials and we will ship you your hardcopy course materials. Study at the pace, and place, that fits your lifestyle.
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Complete Quizzes

Once you have submitted all of your course quizzes, you will gain access to the final examination.
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Take Final Exam

The Examination is open book, non-timed that consists of two sections.

Section I: Consists of 100 total questions of which 50 are multiple choice and 50 are true and false questions.

Section II: Consists of 60 practical, illustrated multiple-choice and matching questions, 2 Case Studies and 6 long essays.



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“...Choosing the ISSA has been the best decision......”

Choosing the ISSA for my Personal Training Certification has been the best decision in my fitness career to date.

From the day I starting studying to present day, working actively as a Personal Trainer, the ISSA has been nothing but a positive and rewarding experience. The staff at the ISSA has always been responsive and support with any need that I have had. The ISSA continues to support its students with ongoing education and professional feedback

I believe in the ISSA and all that it stands for.

- Jaime Perry

“...I passed my final exam on a Thursday and had a job 4 days later!...”

I recently completed the ISSA online Certified Personal Trainer course. I found the materials, customer service and website to be professional, comfortable and overall a high quality educational experience. I passed my final exam on a Thursday and had a job with a highly reputable health and fitness club in my area 4 days later!

Good luck to you and I recommend the ISSA to anyone looking into a career in the health and fitness industry.

- John Kubala

“...the most thorough, well structured and challenging programs available...”

As a family physician and IFBB Figure Pro, I plan on transitioning my career into preventive health and anti-aging medicine. I am currently working on completing the Masters Training Certification.

I chose ISSA because it is, in my professional opinion, the most thorough, well structured and challenging programs available. The course work is concise and intense, providing the most in depth knowledge for my business needs and success.

- Elissa Ermmarino

“... I am now one of the most knowledgeable and recognized professionals in the industry within my local community...”

The opportunity to become a health and fitness professional through the ISSA has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Their standards are excellent, their support is outstanding, and their educational programs are some of the best in the industry.

I started out having zero experience or knowledge in this industry and within a few years I have acquired multiple certifications, experience, and promotions. I am now one of the most knowledgeable and recognized professionals in the industry within my local community. Thank you ISSA for helping me live my passion and change the world one life at a time through health, fitness, and nutrition.

- Taylor Empey

“...Being an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer has opened so many opportunities....”

Being an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer has opened so many opportunities for myself and I see a very long and exciting future for me and my clients with ISSA. I am pleased to be a part of the ISSA family

- Joni- Johnston
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