300,000 Certifications Worldwide

300,000 Certifications Worldwide

143 Countries Around The Globe

143 Countries Around The Globe

30+ Years in Fitness Certifications

30+ Years in Fitness Certifications

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Certified Personal Trainer - The Full Training Experience Program

Be Gym-Ready with this program. You'll have total confidence in yourself as a personal trainer through real world training experience!

Become a Certified Personal Trainer

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12-month plan

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Practical Skills video-based simulated training
The New Trainer Guide gives you insider tips and pro trainer hacks on everything you need to get started and how to be successful faster. It's the perfect next step after passing your exam and helps you find a job, get clients and make money. Hit the ground running with the New Trainer Guide!

Training Experience of 4-weeks in the gym (U.S. customers only)
The ISSA Externship is a 4-week post certification program that allows newly certified ISSA trainers to apply the theory they learned in their program in a real-world practice setting. Over the course of the self-study externship, ISSA trainers will be able to practice conducting assessments, program design, price presentation and overcoming objections in an ISSA host facility.

Trainer Support Hotline for 1 year
All ISSA students have access to unlimited educational support. This specialized support continues even after you earn your personal trainer certification and out into your career as a personal trainer.

Job Placement Assistance Program (U.S. customers only)
The ISSA Job Assistance Program connects you to a guaranteed interview in the most coveted gyms. It's like a concierge service to your first job. Coupled with our Practical Skills Assessment, your 4 week gym externship and job guarantee - you'll have a job in one of our top gyms or your money back.

Which Personal Training Certification Program is right for you?

Whether you are considering a full-time career or looking to supplement your current income doing what you love, our comprehensive at-home online course teaches you everything you need to become a successful Certified Personal Trainer.

Free Online Coach Course

Full Training Experience

$3,992 $1,788

$149.00/mo
(12-month plan)

Certification plus free Online Coach course

Includes everything from the Fast Track Program plus

  • Practical Skills video-based simulated training
  • FREE Online Coach Certification Course
  • Trainer Support Hotline for 1 year
  • Job Placement Assistance Program**

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** Available to U.S. customers only

Get Certified Faster

Fast Track

$2,294 $1,188

$99.00/mo
(12-month plan)

4 weeks or less of intensive certification preparation

Includes everything from the Self Guided Study Program plus

  • Fast Track accelerated exam preparation program
  • Fitness Genius live scheduled help line
  • Pass Protection of unlimited free retests
  • New Trainer Guide to success

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Self Guided Study

$1,098 $799

$66.58/mo
(12-month plan)

10-week self-guided study certification program

  • Online course material and text book
  • 10-week self-guided study program
  • Online certification exam
  • Job guarantee

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Top 5 Reasons to Become a Certified Personal Trainer

  • Be your own boss
  • Set your own schedule
  • Do work you are passionate about
  • Make money in a positive way
  • Create financial freedom

What You'll Learn From This Course

With course material that is continually updated with the most accurate and up-to-date information available, you'll learn the practical day-to-day skills you need to become a great personal trainer.

  • Describe the musculoskeletal system, body mechanics, and body musculature in relation to exercise and movement.
  • Describe the primary concepts of human physiology at rest and during exercise. Administer assessments related to health, fitness, nutrition, and weight management.
  • Design a program that is customized according to the results of a client's individual health and fitness assessment(s).
  • Incorporate the correct anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and body mechanic terminology when communicating with clients.
  • Instruct clients on the integration of a healthy lifestyle through exercise and proper nutrition. Monitor client progress toward program goals.
  • Explain the fundamental principles of anatomy & physiology.
  • Describe the basic principles of nutrition and how they relate to health and exercise programs. Apply the accepted industry standards for exercise safety.
  • Apply the basic principles of human motivation and coaching techniques to encourage clients. Describe the fundamentals of injury prevention.
  • Describe health and fitness program modifications for special populations.
  • Recognize the situations that require professional input outside of trainer scope of practice.
  • Conduct his or her self according to the Trainer Code of Ethics.

What You'll Get With This Course

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    Online and Home Study Exam

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    Practice Exam and Section Quizzes

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    Audio Lectures and Written Lecture Notes

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    Online Study Guide and Workbook

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    Online Exercise Lab

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    Online Student Forum

Plus Bonus Support After Your Exam...

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    Free Professional Website

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    Unlimited Educational Support

What Our Students Say About Us

We're honored to have outstanding reviews from our graduates who can attest to the power of our courses. Here are some of their inspiring stories:

Hear how ISSA has helped students like you

Robert Aiken

The option to study at your own pace and test whenever it is convenient for you makes this course that much better than the rest!

Robert Aiken

Tyson Zanski

If it weren’t for my injury, or my struggle with weight when I was younger I wouldn’t have the passion and excitement for fitness I do now! I’m so excited for what the future holds due to this program!

Tyson Zanski

Tanya Feliciano

The ISSA courses are wonderful. I love being able to work at my own pace. They have so many certifications to choose from. ISSA has really helped take my career to the next level.

Tanya Feliciano

Maria Luz Andrea Kjærnet

ISSA helped me transform my own life aside from teaching me how to help others.

Maria Luz Andrea Kjærnet

Tim Creasey

I needed a online option that would meet my needs so I could study and also work, the course more than met my needs and expectations.

Tim Creasey

DeJarrod Jones

ISSA has helped make my dreams com true of being a personal trainer and helping people become better versions of themselves.

DeJarrod Jones

Ahmed Smith

ISSA made it so easy for me to acquire my certificate as a Certified Personal Trainer, and I would also like to add that the course material was put together very well for me to understand.

Ahmed Smith

Noy Alexander

My ISSA certifications as a Fitness Trainer, Sports Nutrition Specialist and Strength and Conditioning Specialist has really propelled my career to where it is today.

Noy Alexander

Robert Condeluci

I've found ISSA's to be the most qualified, useful AND helpful certifications in the business.

Robert Condeluci

Farah Najah

Now I am a certified personal trainer. This will be my first step into the fitness world, and now, my knowledge is much greater.

Farah Najah

Walter Sadiq Daniels

I have no complaints and I will always proudly display my certification and recommend you to all I know. You have given me a foundation for my future.

Walter Sadiq Daniels

Jack Stoliker

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


MONEY BACK RISK FREE JOB PROMISE*

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

Find a Job or 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:

1

You complete the course and earn your ISSA certification

2

You interview for a job at three gyms in the USA within 6 months

(requirements)

3

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 Equinox Snap Fitness

* only available in the continental US


Purchase of ISSA test-prep materials is not an eligibility requirement for the certification exam nor does it guarantee a passing score. Visit our certification process information page to learn more.

Is our Guided Study Personal Trainer Certification right for you?

Thinking about earning your personal trainer certification on your own time? Get your free evaluation kit today!

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  • How to enroll with ISSA

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