12 month plan
Imagine having your own professor leading your personal training class with all your questions answered live! With the CPT LIVE Learning Experience you’ll get the opportunity to join 10 no-pressure, no-embarrassment online classroom environments where you’ll master personal training, pass your exam, and succeed in your career- guaranteed.
Can’t make a live session? No problem. Every week, our expert trainers will be re-teaching each module for ongoing live access. Plus, all 10 sessions will be recorded and available to watch on demand in your student portal so you can continue learning even after the live session.
Get the results that will last you and your future clients a lifetime.
Save $799 off our general price of $119 for 12 months.
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Save $599 off our general price of $119 for 12 months.
How to motivate anyone to make their fitness goals a reality
In-depth knowledge of the body's muscle and skeletal structure
How to assess and build custom training programs
How to help clients get stronger with less pain or injury
How to pinpoint what exercise is most effective for each movement
Details of how diet and exercise work together to transform people's lives
The deeper answers to help go beyond "workout more" and "eat better"
Be your own boss
Set your own schedule
Do work you are passionate about
Make money in a positive way
Create financial freedom
Foundations and Applications for a Certified Personal Trainer is new and improved, updated with new exercise descriptions, chapter quizzes and the latest information on nutrition, motivation and behavior change, and exercise science. It has everything you need to successfully earn your Personal Trainer Certification. The 715-page book even features a chapter on business and marketing to help you start and grow a profitable training business.
ISSA really worked with me to help me complete my courses, granting me extensions when they did not have to and providing support every step of the way. The prompt feedback on my test results was great. I will be doing more courses!
Tamara Ribeiro-Bailey, January 30
Materials was easy to understand but a little difficult to locate them but I’m happy that staff was great in assisting me. I loved that they gave us several months to complete this on our own leisure.
Joy Washington, February 2
What sets this program apart from the others is the exam. I enjoy the fact I can take my time and finish on my terms.
Dwaine Thomas, January 28
The complete online program to get certified as a personal trainer. Learn everything you need to know to help others hit their fitness goals safely and effectively.
Get live and on-demand sessions with someone who has been exactly where you are now. Learn from the experts and earn your CPT in record time!
Your personal coach will help you study and pass your exam. Having a success coach is like having a mentor, tutor, and study partner all in one.
With the proven success of nearly a half million students, the first personal training certification - now in our 35th year is always up-to-date.
Our students say it best as the most and the best reviewed with over 10,000 Five Star reviews you can trust.
Your certification is recognized and respected worldwide with trainers in 174 countries and nearly a half million students.
Your job or side hustle is guaranteed with our over 10,000 gym partners.
You will succeed in learning and then passing your exam with unlimited study support and free retests.
Pursue your passion for fitness and help bring healthy living to every body - while gaining freedom and making money in a positive way.
Get A Job As A Personal Trainer: Guaranteed
If you want a job as a personal trainer - you’ve got one. With your certification, a job is guaranteed with one of our 10,000 U.S. gym partners.
Get A Money-Making Side Hustle
Trainers routinely make $100 an hour or more in small group personal training. Personal training is the ultimate side hustle where you get to choose when and where you coach.
Become An Influencer
Make money by posting your workouts and fitness advice. With your ISSA certification, you’ll join some of the world’s top influencers with the credentials people trust.
Become An Online Personal Trainer
Work from home! You’ll have a free website with your certification to get started. You’ll also be able to build out your bio, attract clients, set up your space from anywhere in the world.
Own Your Own Gym
Network with ISSA professionals to learn how to operate your own gym or work with ISSA’s partners including F45, Camp Gladiator, and more to own a franchise.
100% job placement guaranteed. We guarantee you will be a working personal trainer within 6 months of certification. We will refund your course fee in full if you do not receive a job within 6 months of certification.
Pass your ISSA Personal Trainer Exam and your NCCPT Accredited Proctored Exam
Interview with at least 3 gyms within 6 months of completing your certification course (requirements)
Meet Basic Requirements of the gyms (background check, drug test, available to work in the U.S.)
The NCCPT exam is included with the purchase of some ISSA CPT course packages. There is an administrative fee to sit for the exam.
*Only available in the continental U.S. Terms and conditions apply.
Purchase of ISSA training materials is not an eligibility requirement to take the accredited exam nor does it imply a passing score.
You must meet the following:
Submission of all course quizzes
A score of 70% for CPT, a score of 75% or better on all sections of the final examination
Proof of current Adult CPR/AED certificate
No. There are no penalties for paying it off early.
Yes, Online testing, for both quizzes and final exams, is the preferred testing method. Online testing saves you the hassle of organizing and photocopying your answer sheets, saves you from a trip to the post office, saves you postage for registered mail, and keeps track of your submissions in your Member Account. What's more, online testing produces a much faster turn-around time for grading!
In addition to the free online version of the course textbooks, you can purchase printed copies of our most popular courses. Click here to look for your course and buy the book.
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