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  • Personal Trainer Program
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  • Certified Personal Trainer Course
  • NCCA Accredited Exam* - $500 value
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What You'll Get With This Course

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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 chapter quizzes to ensure you're ready to pass the final exam and earn your Personal Trainer Certification. These practice 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 complement their reading.
Our online workbook walks you through the certification course chapter by chapter, giving you the knowledge you need to pass the final exam. You'll also have access to numerous exercise videos to help you ensure proper form and technique.
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. 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, ISSA offers two options. Learn more about the ISSA exam.Learn more about the ISSA exam
We pair the NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer NCCA accredited exam with our course and waive the $599 fee to ensure you have access to even more career opportunities. *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 know to pass your final exam with flying colors - a $600 value that you'll get for FREE!
Fast Track is like your answer key to passing the exam. Study fast, get certified and start your new career. You'll get all the terminology, definitions, and concepts you'll need to know not only to pass your exam, but to be an effective personal trainer from day one.

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!

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

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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.

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  • Personal Training Certification

    The complete online program to get certified as a personal trainer. Learn how to help others hit their fitness goals safely and effectively, whether those goals are to lose weight, increase muscle, or improve health.

  • Dedicated Success Coach

    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.

  • Fast Track Program to Passing

    Get certified on your schedule - in as little as 4 weeks. The sooner you earn your certification, the faster you can start training clients and earning income.

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 Learn From This Course

You'll receive course materials that are built with the latest in exercise science and health and fitness research. We're regularly reviewing our resources to ensure our trainers receive the most up-to-date information in the industry.

  • Provide current or future clients with customized training programs based on their individual health and fitness goals. Go beyond "workout more" and "eat healthier" and give clients the true answer to their real needs.
  • Gain the in-depth knowledge it takes to understand the body's muscle and skeletal structure and how they respond to exercise and movements. By the time you're done with our exam, musculoskeletal and musculature will be a natural part of your vocabulary.
  • Learn how to assess a client's unique body structure and how it reacts to movement. Then, you can effectively communicate that to your client and provide personal direction so they can see real long-lasting results.
  • Learn how to instruct clients on the importance of a healthy lifestyle in addition to a regular workout program. Share real and detailed outcomes of how diet and exercise work together to transform people's lives.
  • Apply the principles of human motivation and learn how to make client fitness goals a reality!

What You'll Gain in a Career as a Certified Personal Trainer

What You'll Gain in a Career as a Certified Personal Trainer

At ISSA, the success of our students is all that matters. As a Certified Personal Trainer, you can pursue your passion for fitness and help bring healthy living to every body - while making money in a positive way.

Become certified with ISSA and receive::

  • Convenience & Confidence. Study and pass your certification exam at your own pace, on your own schedule with flexible, online learning. And get peace of mind from our job placement guarantee.
  • Practical Knowledge. The education you get through ISSA will help you not only pass the certification exam, but will give you practical skills you can use to succeed as a personal trainer.
  • Lifelong Support. Just like you, our dedicated Student Success Coaches love fitness. They provide support and guidance before, during and after your certification process. ISSA is a partner for life!
  • More Opportunities. ISSA's partnerships with leading gyms and health clubs give you access to the top career opportunities in the industry. We also provide you with the expertise to start and build your own business.
  • Continuing Education. Continuing your education keeps you certified as a personal trainer while enhancing your knowledge and expertise. ISSA features 250+ certifications, specializations, and CEU courses.

How the ISSA Certified Personal Trainer Course Works

We know that balancing your studies with an already busy schedule can be a challenge, which is why we designed a flexible, self-paced online course that allows you to study when, where, and how often you'd like.

  • 1

    Get Instant Access and Start Studying Right Away

    Access your digital textbook online. With 1-2 hours of studying per day, most students finish the course in just 8-10 weeks. Feel free to study at your own pace.

  • 2

    Complete Quizzes and Test Your Comprehension

    We offer multiple online practice quizzes throughout the course to completely prepare you for the final exam and for real-life personal trainer scenarios.

  • 3

    Take the Open-Book, Untimed Final Exam from Anywhere

    You read that correctly - the final exam is online, open-book, untimed, and can be completed over multiple sessions! You can even go back and change any answer, at any time, before you submit your exam. If you don't pass the first time, we even allow you to re-take the exam.


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.

 

Start Training

$69.00/mo1

Kickstarter

$79.00/mo1

Top Trainer

$99.00/mo1

Online Study Materials
Online Study Materials
Affordable Payment Plans
Affordable Payment Plans
Dedicated Student Success Coach
Dedicated Student Success Coach
4-Week Fast Track Program
4-Week Fast Track Program
Job Guarantee
Job Guarantee
Free CPR/AED Course
Free CPR/AED Course
ISSA Community Membership
ISSA Community Membership
Passing Protection w/Free Retest
Passing Protection w/Free Retest
Online Bootcamp / Study Group
Online Bootcamp / Study Group
Get 5 Clients in 5 Weeks
Get 5 Clients in 5 Weeks
Free Nutritionist Course
Free Nutritionist Course
In-Gym Training Experience
In-Gym Training Experience

Frequently Asked Questions

You must meet the following:

  • Submission of all course quizzes
  • A score of 70% or better on 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.

Hear How ISSA Has Helped Students Like You

Arjun Shaw

I loved every single page of my book. They were so informative and every topic we're in-depth.

Arjun Shaw

Giorgi Tartarashvili

The platform provides every tool possible and great customer support to get maximum out of the course. I would recommend to anyone who wants to become CFT and trust ISSA will provide quality resources...

Giorgi Tartarashvili

Yudishteer Seewooruttun

The ISSA certified personal trainer program is the best experience of my life.

Yudishteer Seewooruttun

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!

Yavor Varbanov

Jamar Coleman

ISSA has changed my life for the better and by changing my life ISSA has equipped me with the tools and support to help whoever may be looking for guidance pertaining to their health and fitness endeavors.

Jamar Coleman

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

Heidi Lyons

I am really looking forward to helping people realize and reach their goals of becoming more healthy and physically fit, no matter their age.

Heidi Lyons

Kshitij Mishra

I thank ISSA, their entire team for designing such a course and helping me to make my passion a Profession.

Kshitij Mishra

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

Suresh Chalapathi Kumar Babu

I am now one step closer to my visions. I can't wait to get out there and help others. I highly recommend this course to individuals who are interested in becoming a certified personal trainer.

Suresh Chalapathi Kumar Babu

McKenzie Chatterton

They provide you with the academic knowledge and the real world skills you need to be a success.

McKenzie Chatterton

Nicole Holstein

ISSA gave me the opportunity to work independently to study, complete work, and gain knowledge on becoming a personal trainer.

Nicole Holstein

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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

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.

STEP ONE

Pass your ISSA Personal Trainer Exam and your NCCPT Accredited Proctored Exam

STEP TWO

Interview with at least 3 gyms within 6 months of completing your certification course (requirements)

STEP THREE

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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