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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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

Kathy Hickey

ISSA was a great school and has taught me many things about how to do this and the correct ways.

Kathy Hickey

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Rahel Desta

The course was demanding, and required a lot of work, study and effort but this is what separates ISSA from the rest. I would proudly recommend ISSA!

Rahel Desta

Farah Najah

Now I am a certified personal trainer. This will be my first step into the fitness world, and now, my knowledge is much greater.

Farah Najah

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

Tyler Hutchinson

What I loved most was the final exam not just a multiple choice exam but an exam that made me think, challenged me, but also had me prove myself from a practical stand point!

Tyler Hutchinson

Zaquinntia Chamblee

I thought I knew about Sports Science but ISSA gave me an array of Fitness and Health knowledge that I can use with clients and in life.

Zaquinntia Chamblee

Helene Bingley

I have already recommended ISSA to people who have reached out to me inquiring about my satisfaction and thoughts and I will continue to do so.

Helene Bingley

Todd Kenney

They have been tremendously supportive over the years and helped me to build a very profitable personal training practice!

Todd Kenney

Katie Santoro

Fitness is very important to me, and getting the certification makes that better.

Katie Santoro

Kristi Tauti

The tools and resources that ISSA provide are invaluable and will really set you apart from the rest, in this fitness industry.

Kristi Tauti

Leonard Smith

As a busy fitness professional having ISSA as a resource is golden.

Leonard Smith

Helen Pardue

The resources ISSA provides (both in hard copy and online) such as the study guide, the coursebook, the chapter summary videos, the exercise videos, and the question board are all very valuable tools...

Helen Pardue

Mihnea Niculae Paraschivescu

I had the chance to discover the ISSA team, which made my dream possible, to become a certified trainer. With their outstanding vision, support and professionalism they guided me to reach the goal.

Mihnea Niculae Paraschivescu

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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