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Certified Personal Trainer -
Top Trainer

You'll have total confidence in yourself as a personal trainer through insider assistance in getting you your first job to expanding your knowledge with our mini courses.

$96.00/mo1

$430.71/mo 12-month plan

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Gain the Knowledge, Confidence, and Skills for Personal Training

spring into fitness with these savings
  • Industry's Leading Personal Trainer Certification
  • Everything in our Kickstarter Program
  • In-Gym Training Experience
  • FREE Nutritionist Course
  • FREE CPR Certification Course
  • PLUS! FREE Certified Personal Trainer Textbook*
  • PLUS! FREE ISSA T-Shirt*
    • *Coupon codes emailed within 1 business day after purchase. Shipping and Handling not included.

Have a passion for fitness?
Start your career in personal training today.

$96.00/mo1

$434.7112 month plan

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This program includes all the features and benefits of the Kickstarter as well as these bonus items.

Practical Skills Assessment
Record your prospective client training on video and get detailed feedback and coaching from our experts.

Most Popular CEUs
Continuing education is just that, continuing your quest to be the best by keeping up on the latest information in your field.

Live Training Experience
ISSA's Live Training Experience is like an externship for new personal trainers. It gives you the unique opportunity to practice your client training skills (and gain confidence) while working alongside a seasoned personal trainer. Learn More

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

Start Training

  • 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.

Kickstarter

  • Personal Training Certification
  • Dedicated Success Coach
  • Fast Track Program to Passing
  • Passing Protection

    Our passing promise gives you unlimited free retests. If you don't get a passing score the first time, that's okay. Retake the certification exam as many times as you need. We promise you will pass!

  • Get 5 Clients in 5 Weeks

    Kick start your career with hands-on support to get your first 5 clients. Learn how to get clients with our live weekly webinars and "office hour" meetings with mentors and peers, and receive unlimited phone, email, and chat support.

Top Trainer

  • Personal Training Certification
  • Dedicated Success Coach
  • Fast Track Program to Passing
  • Passing Protection
  • Get 5 Clients in 5 Weeks
  • Video Coaching Feedback

    Record yourself training clients and receive feedback on your session. Our training experts will tell you where you excel, as well as provide a few tips for becoming an even better trainer.

  • In-Gym Training Experience

    Train clients side by side with an experienced personal trainer. Learn their tricks of the trade, gain their insight, and start to develop your own training style.

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).


What You'll Get With This Course

Textbook Cover

Online Study Materials

Fitness - The Complete Guide is a 759 page book that includes everything you need to earn a Personal Trainer Certification. Our course material is regularly audited to ensure it includes the latest information in exercise science. We even provide audio lectures for convenient, on-the-go study options.

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Preview the first chapter

Meet the author, Dr. Frederick C. Hatfield, MSS, PhD

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.

Pass Protection of unlimited free retests
Take it 'til you make it. Unlimited retests and unlimited study help.

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.
Get the tools and support you need to kickstart your business! The experts at SmartFitness and ISSA developed the 5-in-5 program to help you find 5 clients in just 5 weeks.
Everyone could use a little help. Get your own 'Fitness Genius' for personal training questions. Schedule time convenient for you with ISSA experts for the individualized attention you deserve and can't get anywhere else.
Take it 'til you make it. Unlimited retests and unlimited study help.
Record you prospective client training on video and get detailed feedback and coaching from our experts.
ISSA's Live Training Experience is like an externship for new personal trainers. It gives you the unique opportunity to practice your client training skills (and gain confidence) while working alongside a seasoned personal trainer. Learn More

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!

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

$96.00/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
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
In-Gym Training Experience
In-Gym Training Experience

Hear how ISSA has helped students like you

Nathaniel Mosher

I just completed the Bodybuilding Course through the ISSA. Josh Bryant, the author, is a well-known strength coach and strength athlete. He delivers a course that provides plenty of time-tested bodybuilding methods mixed with modern application.

Nathaniel Mosher

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

Andrew Presnell

ISSA's course material was extremely detail orientated and covered every aspect of becoming a personal trainer.

Andrew Presnell

Johnny Ryder

I just finished my newest certification of Specialist in Exercise Therapy, and that ISSA was there to help me successfully pass the exam with confidence. I highly recommend the ISSA to fellow trainers, and to trainers, we hire for our studio!

Johnny Ryder

Bryant Bundick

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

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

Stephanie Stickley

This program gave me the foundation and the confidence I needed to pursue my dream. I would highly recommend this program to anyone hoping to take their life in a new direction at any age.

Stephanie Stickley

Rajat Sharma

I wanted to start my career in fitness, so I opted for ISSA. I have done certification in fitness training and scored 95.7% in it.

Rajat Sharma

Christina Walters

The site is very easy to navigate, the content is very educational and flows smoothly, I receive help quickly when I have a question.

Christina Walters

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

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

Jessica Moyle

When I received the course material it was more in-depth than I expected which was good! I knew I was being provided with all the knowledge I need to become the best trainer I can.

Jessica Moyle

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 guaranatee 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.


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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