Level up Your Career - Become an Elite Trainer Today

Elite: "a select group that is superior to the rest in terms of abilities or qualities."

As an Elite Personal Trainer you get:
Personal Training Certification
Nutrition Certification
Select an advanced Specialization

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You get: Personal Training Certification + Nutrition Certification and select

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Top 4 Reasons to Become an Elite Trainer

  • Expand your knowledge and expertise from general population and be able to support those in special populations that often need the most help
  • Make more money by adding credentials that lead to higher hourly rates or open you up for a higher position
  • Gain expertise in new areas of fitness
  • Be among the top in the industry and get asked to present or speak to larger groups (you can help more people)

What is an Elite Trainer?

ISSA's Elite Trainer program is designed to fully equip graduates with a comprehensive foundation of both the science and practice of personal training, fitness nutrition, and fitness programing for special populations. The curriculum prepares graduates to properly assess, train, and motivate the general population, clients needing fitness nutrition coaching, clients with chronic conditions, athletes, youth, and seniors.

  • Proven credentials by an accredited organization
  • Studies complete beyond the base level Personal Trainer
  • Demonstration of excellence in PT field

How the ISSA Elite Trainer Certification Works

We're here to help you take your career to the next level so that you can earn more money per client and be recognized as a top trainer. You decide where you want to specialize and we will give you the tools to learn all that you need.

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    Pass One Additional Specialized Certification

    Select, study and earn a certification in any one of the ISSA Certification Specializations and you will achieve ISSA Elite Trainer status.

    CPR/First Aid is not eligible as a specialization for leveling up.

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Available Specializations

In order to become an ISSA Elite Trainer, the candidate must successfully receive your ISSA Personal Trainer, Nutrition Certifications, and any ONE of the following specialization certifications. In addition, the candidate must have up-to-date CPR/First Aid Certification:

What You'll Learn While Becoming an Elite Trainer

When you receive your Elite Trainer Certification, you'll have demonstrated a level of knowledge and accumulated the skills to differentiate yourself from other personal trainers.

  • The science and practice of personal training
  • Nutrition coaching
  • Fitness programming for special populations
  • How to properly assess, train, and motivate the general population
  • Guide clients needing fitness nutrition coaching
  • Deep understanding of a specific population (e.g., athletes, youth, and seniors, those with chronic conditions) or a specific functional area (e.g., group fitness, bodybuilding)

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Set yourself up for greater success and save money at the same time when enrolling for our Elite Trainer package.

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  • Personal Trainer Certification
  • Nutrition Certification
  • Any Specialization Certification
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Buy them separately

  • Personal Trainer Certification
  • Nutrition Certification
  • Any Specialization Certification

Hear how ISSA has helped students like you

ISSA has been outstanding when it comes to educating and certificating their students. The material is easy to ready, with rich content, and well structured.

Jose Pastrello

After completing this course I feel much more confident in myself as a trainer and overall more equipped than ever to take on clients and help them achieve their goals of being healthy.

Taylor Richards

If you're wondering if the ISSA can truly change your mind, your body, your career, your outlook on yourself, your life? The answer...is a resounding...'Yes'.

Michael Jenkins

The business resources provided as part of the course material really help to set up your own personal training business with form templates and tips to help you hit the ground running and succeed!

Kam Hogan

The CPT course provided by the ISSA is the best I've ever experienced.

Lee Courrau

Their courses work well with my very busy schedule. ISSA's support team has always answered any questions in a timely manner whether it by phone or email.

Bryant Bundick

I could not have imagined a better experience and will be eternally grateful for ALL of the assistance that was given and the compassion shown.

Chermariea Jones

I am so impressed by the level of professionalism and thoroughness that ISSA offers to trainees.

Megan Ganzagan

The tools and resources that ISSA provide are invaluable and will really set you apart from the rest, in this fitness industry.

Kristi Tauti

I had taken one or two other courses by different organizations before and they were nowhere near as thorough and in-depth as this one.

Jack Stoliker

Not only are the certifications able to teach me high quality content but they also teach me real world applications.

Mario Medina

The International Sports Sciences Association certified personal trainer program has been one of the best experiences of my life

Jeffrey Davis


You Will Find a Job as a Personal Trainer or You'll Get Your Money Back

We promise you'll find a job as a personal trainer or we'll give you a no-hassle, full refund. Here's all you need to do:


You complete the course and earn your ISSA certification


You apply for a job at three gyms in the USA within 60 days



You meet the gym's basic requirements

(background check, drug test, available to work in the USA)

That's it. You'll get a job. And we can even help you find one. Partner gyms also post jobs for ISSA graduates on our Student Portal, including:

24 Hour Fitness Lifetime Fitness Urban Active Fitness Curves Bally Total Fitness Equinox Powerhouse Gym Snap Fitness

* only available in the continental US

Take your personal trainer career where you want it to go!

We offer the following options to level up your career as a personal trainer.


Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Learn More


Certified Coach Learn More


Elite Trainer (E-CPT)


Master Trainer (M-CPT) Learn More

All ISSA certifications can be transferred in for credits towards an Associates Degree from the ISSA College of Exercise Science

Turn your passion for health and fitness into a degree. We have designed all of our certifications to count towards credits in the ISSA College towards your Associates Degree in Exercise Science. Get certified today and check out the ISSA College to see if a degree is in your future.

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