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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About the ISSA

ISSA is on a mission to bring healthy living to everybody in the world through education and community. As the world leader in fitness education, ISSA delivers comprehensive, cognitive and practical distance education for fitness professionals, grounded in industry research, using both traditional and innovative modalities. Founded in 1988 by Dr. Sal Arria and Dr. Frederick Hatfield, the ISSA now offers 12 fitness certifications and has certified over 300,000 trainers in 143 countries.

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Accreditations and Affiliations

The IHRSA is a trade association serving the global health club and fitness industry. The mission of IHRSA is to grow, protect and promote the health and fitness industry, and to provide its members with benefits that will help them be more successful. The IHRSA is dedicated to making the world healthier through regular exercise and activity promotion.

The European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS) is an independent register of instructors, trainers and teachers working in the European health, fitness and physical activity sector.

EREPS recognises the qualifications and skills of exercise professionals and is an important assurance for the public and employers that their instructor or employee holds the appropriate qualifications to perform their role safely and effectively.

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The National Board of Fitness Examiners (NBFE) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure to the public that qualified fitness professionals who have successfully passed the National Board examination have achieved an approved level of competency in the health and fitness industry. The NBFE promotes the services of qualified fitness professionals as a viable means of improving public health.


Since 1985 the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools has worked with the State's Governors, Legislature, elected officials and the numerous regulatory agencies to promote high quality education.


The New York Chiropractic College assists future doctors of chiropractic achieve their career goals, New York Chiropractic College offers a unique educational program that gives students access to many career possibilities. The mission of New York Chiropractic College is to provide leadership and academic excellence in all our degree granting programs through a commitment to quality education and patient care, research excellence, professional service, and the fostering of lifelong learning for all members of our community. ISSA is approved for continuing education credits for chiropractors through the New York Chiropractic College.


The Better Business Bureau's mission is to promote and foster the highest ethical relationship between businesses and the public through voluntary self-regulation, consumer and business education, and service excellence. ISSA maintains a A+ rating with the BBB--the highest possible rating.

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Carolyn Ansel

I was extremely impressed with the overall course and materials ISSA provided; now ISSA has truly prepared me for my future as a personal trainer!

Carolyn Ansel

Michelle Rossi

The program is organized, well-priced, and super informative. It took me only four months to complete my certification.

Michelle Rossi

Hear how ISSA has helped students like you

Michelle Rossi

The program is organized, well-priced, and super informative. It took me only four months to complete my certification.

Michelle Rossi

Karin Singleton

ISSA has remained to be among the leaders of the fitness industry and is still an organization that is nationally recognized and has a good reputation.

Karin Singleton

Danees Kazi

As the coursework progressed I began seeing my clients through a different perspective and i firmly believe that ISSA is responsible to give me this sense of professionalism and belonging!

Danees Kazi

Mohit Garg

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

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

McKenzie Chatterton

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

McKenzie Chatterton

Maria Luz Andrea Kjærnet

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

Maria Luz Andrea Kjærnet

Antione Robinson

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

Chad Westgate

It’s been a great journey and ISSA has helped this journey and dream become a reality. The information and learning have been rewarding and beneficial in running a business and being a personal training.

Chad Westgate

Natalie Specioso

I feel confident to go into the work force as a personal trainer now, and I'm excited to start this chapter in my life.

Natalie Specioso

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.

Derwood Rountree

Carolyn Ansel

I was extremely impressed with the overall course and materials ISSA provided; now ISSA has truly prepared me for my future as a personal trainer!

Carolyn Ansel

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