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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Walter Sadiq Daniels

I have no complaints and I will always proudly display my certification and recommend you to all I know. You have given me a foundation for my future.

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Christopher Romano

Of my now 25 coaching certifications, I was super impressed with how in-depth and thorough the ISSA SSC is.

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Sandra Adams

Since I have been in the fitness field for over twenty years I can truly say I have gained a lot more experience and knowledge from successfully completing the ISSA course.

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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!

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Tanya Feliciano

The ISSA courses are wonderful. I love being able to work at my own pace. They have so many certifications to choose from. ISSA has really helped take my career to the next level.

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Jesse Scheide

The ISSA has not only helped me to become a better athlete and aspiring trainer but more importantly a better person.

Jesse Scheide

Jack Stoliker

I had taken one or two other courses by different organizations before and they were nowhere near as thorough and in-depth as this one.

Jack Stoliker

Eva Ebersole

The book is well illustrated and supported with diagrams and photos helping to clarify the information in each unit.

Eva Ebersole

Maria Luz Andrea Kjærnet

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

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Yudishteer Seewooruttun

The ISSA certified personal trainer program is the best experience of my life.

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Jehad Refaat Abdel Hamid

The amount of knowledge in the textbook is really satisfying for someone who’s interested in both fitness and the sciences of the human body, and who’s willing to learn about the relationships between them.

Jehad Refaat Abdel Hamid

Nickolas Lollar

I am a certified personal trainer. Now I am free to make money doing what I love more than anything, helping others reach the happy, healthy state that I have.

Nickolas Lollar

Jamil Karimov

With the knowledge, I've gained from the program. I feel confident to go into the work as a personal trainer now, and to start this phase in my life.

Jamil Karimov

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...

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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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