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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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

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

Pilar Roberts

The education I received will put me above my competition and has provided me to the tools to helps other meet their personal fitness goals.

Pilar Roberts

Hear how ISSA has helped students like you

Megan Ganzagan

I am so impressed by the level of professionalism and thoroughness that ISSA offers to trainees.

Megan Ganzagan

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

Jorge De La Rosa

During the process of certification, I was able to redesign my fitness approach and started creating my own plans...

Jorge De La Rosa

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

Brittany Marsh

I am so overly emotional and proud that throughout these last 12 weeks of insane studies and working all the time; I finished. I can't wait to see how ISSA helps me better myself and everyone around me.

Brittany Marsh

Beata Hughes

ISSA has taught me how to adapt various teaching methods to suit clients learning needs, allowing me to create healthy environments for teaching.

Beata Hughes

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

Ali Al-Noori

I'm so happy and proud that I chose this institute for my study to the CFT because their material gave me a lot of information and experience that I didn't know it before.

Ali Al-Noori

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

Mario Medina

Not only are the certifications able to teach me high quality content but they also teach me real world applications.

Mario Medina

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

Aaron Barnes

ISSA is number one in my book, and I would highly, highly suggest anyone interested in this career field GO WITH ISSA!

Aaron Barnes

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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