Certified Personal Training Certification

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Certified Personal Trainer Program

Start your dream career completely online! Take the course, pass the certification final exam, and be guaranteed a job - or your money back!

$58.25/mo 1

12-month plan


Everything You Need To Become A Certified Personal Trainer

spring into fitness with these savings
  • Complete Personal Training Program
  • Jumpstart Your Personal Training Career eBook, including:
    • Creating a Brand and Marketing Plan
    • The Importance of Creating an Effective Website
    • Marketing Online, including SEO, Social Media and Email

Start Your Journey To Become a Certified Personal
Trainer With ISSA Today


12 month plan

You Can Be Confident About Getting Certified with ISSA

Job Guarantee

Job Guarantee!

Get certified and we guarantee you'll find a job or we'll place you in a job, or your money back.

Flexible Payments

Flexible Payments!

Can't make your payment? We'll work with you!

Everyone Is Approved

Everyone is Approved!

No credit check. No interest.

Study At Home

Study At Home!

Everything you need to learn is all online.

Certified At Home

Certified At Home!

Take the final exam from home - no need to go to a testing center.

Train At Home

Train At Home!

You'll have a free website and support to get clients online.

Does ISSA offer NCCA accredited exams?

Yes, we offer the most NCCA accredited programs in fitness. ISSA proudly includes the NCCPT Program which is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

To purchase the accredited exam separately, click here.

What You'll Get With This Course

Textbook Cover

Online Study Materials

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, including a Fast Track Study Guide to help you study and pass your exam faster. The 715-page book even features a chapter on business and marketing to help you start and grow a profitable training business.

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Prepare for your final exam as you study! Take practice exams and chapter quizzes to ensure you're ready to pass the final exam and earn your personal trainer certification. These practice exams and quizzes will not affect your final score, they are just here to help you pass and earn your certification with flying colors!
Are you more of an auditory or visual learner? We've got you covered. ISSA provides course lectures as audio and video files for students looking for additional study options, or are just simply looking for an extra resource to compliment their reading.
Our handy online reference guide walks you through the certification course chapter-by-chapter, allowing you to gain the knowledge you need to pass the final exam. Online Exercise Demonstration Center Because our courses are completely online, we still want to provide you with the examples you need for real life hands-on training. That's why ISSA and Hyperstrike have created an exclusive online exercise demo center with over 250 animated exercises. Each demo includes a 3D animation with three different angles to ensure that proper form and technique are a breeze!

Fast Track accelerated exam preparation
Fast Track is like your 'answer key' to pass the exam. Study fast, get certified and start your new career.

Our exclusive online ISSA trainer forum is where you can turn to for advice from ISSA Master Trainers. Post personal, client, or business questions and receive guidance from our on-staff personal training experts and the worldwide ISSA community.
The ISSA Personal Trainer Certification Exam solidifies you as a recognized expert in personal training. You can choose to take the CPT final exam as a printed pen and paper option, or digitally through our secure online portal. Whatever you're most comfortable with! This is an open-book book exam, with multiple choice questions, and essay portions. Plus, you'll receive one free retake if you don't pass the first time (but, with our study materials - you'll have everything you need to pass!).

In helping you determine your future goals as a Certified Personal Trainer professional, ISSA and NCPT offers two options. Learn more about the ISSA exam
*Proctoring fee not included
ISSA's CPT Bootcamp provides you with the ultimate LIVE guide to studying, understanding, and passing your course. Over the course of 5 weeks, you'll receive direct access to ISSA's CPT geniuses, take part in live study tutorials that deep-dive into specific concepts of the course, and find out EXACTLY what you need to pass your final exam with flying colors - a $600 value that you'll get for FREE!
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!
Fast Track is like your 'answer key' to pass the exam. Study fast, get certified and start your new career.

Plus BONUS Benefits After Your Certification Exam!

Every ISSA Certified Personal Trainer gets a free website to support their career online. Get five pages of professionally designed, easily customized, and fully hosted content - for free! Pick from a library of templates that let you put your best face forward and promote your personal training services to a wider range of potential clients. To learn more about this benefit, click here.
ISSA students, certified fitness trainers, and those just looking into a career as a certified personal trainer all receive unlimited support from our teams of dedicated advisers. Have questions about our courses? Study materials? Need help with a quiz? Or, are you looking for the best payment plan for you? Our on-staff experts can help guide you through whatever your needs may be. And, this support continues even after you earn your pass your personal trainer exam. They can even help if you're looking for information about recertification, continuing education, or if you have an interest in a specialized certification - we're here to assist you succeed in whatever health and fitness career you strive to achieve!

Frequently Asked Questions

You must meet the following:

  • Submission of all course quizzes
  • A score of 75% or better on all sections of the final examination
  • Proof of current Adult CPR/AED certificate

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!

No. There are no penalties for paying it off early.

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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Jorge De La Rosa

During the process of certification, I was able to redesign my fitness approach and started creating my own plans...

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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!

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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.

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Derwood Rountree

There is so much that I have learned in my studies, and it will be an honor and a privilege to impart this knowledge to my fellow Seniors.

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John Heerschap Jr

ISSA has given me the confidence I need to train people and train them right.

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Yavor Varbanov

With ISSA guidance and textbooks, I have upgraded my knowledge to another level and I feel this by seeing big changes in my clients & myself!

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Andrea De Persio

I’ve been searching for the best training a company has to offer for years, ISSA really has it all.

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Nikee McInnis

The ISSA program design is excellent and caters to many learning styles. After taking this course I feel that I have rightfully earned my title and I know I will be properly equipped to help people change their lives in a healthy and positive way.

Nikee McInnis

DeJarrod Jones

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

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Melissa Remoli

I found it to be challenging, informative, and very current. ISSA provides great communication and they are always there from start to finish.

Melissa Remoli

Jamil Karimov

With the knowledge, I've gained from the program. I feel confident to go into the work as a personal trainer now, and to start this phase in my life.

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

Find a Job or Your Money Back

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 USA)

The exam is included with the purchase of the ISSA CPT course. There is an administrative fee to sit for the exam.

ISSA graduates often find jobs at partner gyms including:

Youfit Health Club Midtown Athletic Club Golds Gym Anytime Fitness

*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.

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