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

The course did an outstanding job of addressing issues that arise with the training of seniors.

Brian Kennedy

You can be anywhere in the world but you can still study and pass your exams. I recommend it to everybody who would like to study and get in this direction.

Galina Iordanova

The content is informative and the support is endless.

Curtis Korchinski

The knowledge that I received has been extremely helpful in my own weight loss journey where I have lost more than 100 lbs.

Antione Robinson

I would like to say that the course l've attended _CFT_ was very useful and I feel that my techniques are better and my clients are more blessed and satisfied.

Mostafa Mahmoud El Gindy

Having the backing of ISSA I feel confident that I am helping to change people's lives through fitness and I am very passionate about that! I am excited to meet new clients and help them start their fitness journeys.

Amy Manzanares

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

I have had and continue to have a great experience with the staff at ISSA headquarters. They have always been super friendly and helpful.

Jennifer Poepke

ISSA was the best choice for my certification. It's self paced and has really good material to enhance you knowledge.

Nathan Breker

I feel there is always something to learn when it comes to health and fitness so I can trust the ISSA to support me with the information I seek.

Jacob Smith

After completing my CPT successfully, I can say only one thing that ISSA is really good in providing you the knowledge which is required in the fitness industry. It makes you fitness industry ready in every aspect.

Mohit Garg

The ISSA gave me a great knowledge of fitness programming, movement screening and nutrition.

Scott Losche


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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