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300,000 Certifications Worldwide

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143 Countries Around The Globe

30+ Years in Fitness Certifications

30+ Years in Fitness Certifications

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ISSA-CPT Certification Examination

Certification Program Mission Statement

The ISSA believes that the health and fitness of our society can be significantly improved by the success of our certified personal professionals. Our efforts to stem the tide of poor health and physical decline multiplies exponentially as our certified professionals disseminate the ISSA principles and methods to their clients, peers and associates. Our mission is to inspire our certified personal trainers to positively impact the quality of life of each individual with whom they come in contact.

ISSA is unconditionally committed to providing quality certification programs for competent practice in the heath, sports and fitness specialty, advancing the fitness industry as a whole, and developing greater access to career opportunities for those who share our vision of creating a stronger, healthier world.

ISSA Certification Board

The ISSA Certification Board is solely responsible for all essential decisions related to the development, administration, scoring, and ongoing maintenance of the certification programs. While the Board may delegate ongoing program operations to employees or consultants as needed, these areas of policy level decision-making responsibility may not be subcontracted to any other organization or entity.

Board Members

  • Mary Anna Kittredge - Public Member
  • Michael Yessis - Highest Ranking Member
  • Brian Theiss
  • Bobby Rollins
  • Erik Wilkins
  • Obi Obadike
  • Lauren Brooks
  • Jason Pierce
  • Jennifer Khosla

Exam Purchase Information

If you would like to be among the first to know when the ISSA-CPT Certification Exam is available, click here. The cost for the exam will be $599.

Certification Resources

Non-Discrimination Policy

In accordance with federal and state laws, the ISSA and testing partner ISO Quality Testing, Inc. (ISO) does not discriminate among individuals based on color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

As of August 1st, 2019 767 candidates took the exam and there was a pass rate of 79.3%, resulting in 608 successfully passed Certified Personal Trainers.

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Hear how ISSA has helped students like you

Maureen Langevin

My experiences with ISSA have led me to be a very successful and respected Personal Trainer and I love Personal Training!

Maureen Langevin

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

Hear how ISSA has helped students like you

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

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

Tristin Cloer

ISSA was one of the only names that was recognized right away and was viewed by all the gyms I called as a very knowledgeable and reputable association.

Tristin Cloer

Alisa Wagner

Thanks to ISSA, I am able to compete and win in bodybuilding competitions despite my day job, and I am honored to help others achieve their personal health aspirations amid their busy schedules.

Alisa Wagner

Shoeb Iqbal

I have been training this 13-year-old girl and it's been more than 8 to 9 months. Her parents were extremely happy about her body language, and she has improved a lot in endurance/stamina.

Shoeb Iqbal

Hamad Alrashed

It was a great experience. I enjoyed every minute of it, and i learned a lot of information that will help me in my life and with my future clients.

Hamad Alrashed

Jeffrey Davis

The International Sports Sciences Association certified personal trainer program has been one of the best experiences of my life

Jeffrey Davis

Matthew Edson

The ISSA program provided me with the flexibility to achieve my certification while maintaining a full time career, being a parent of two active grade school children and husband.

Matthew Edson

Tessa Matus

ISSA provides a good educational platform to start a career as a fitness trainer.

Tessa Matus

Ilona Kinney

ISSA offers lessons of real-world cases and the insights of professionals.

Ilona Kinney

Cotillion Grant

Thanks for the knowledge and opportunities to now do what I love to do.

Cotillion Grant

Evette Wrinkle

I was so overwhelmed at first but chatted with a master trainer on the website and they gave me some wonderful study tips that built my confidence back up. I actually finished a month early.

Evette Wrinkle

Purchase of preparation materials is not required in order to become eligible to sit for the certification examination, and does not guarantee a passing score on the exam.

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