Certification Process

ISSA Certification Governing Board

The ISSA's Certification Governing Board is an autonomous and independent board that is responsible for overseeing the essential certification decisions regarding the Certified Fitness Trainer certification. The Governing Board sets the requirements and policies for development, administration, and scoring of the exams, candidate eligibility, initial certification standards, standards for maintaining the certification, appeals, and disciplinary actions as necessary. Vacancies of the board do occur every so often, with an 11-member board, all serving three-year terms. Resumes are always being accepted and kept on file for future openings on the board. They can be submitted at any time to BOC@issaonline.edu.

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.

Mission and Vision Statements

We believe healthy living changes lives. We want to connect 100 million people to the power of healthy living by 2025.

Accreditation Documentation

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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

The knowledge that I received has been extremely helpful in my own weight loss journey where I have lost more than 100 lbs.

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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

My goal is to motivate and inspire, to love and be loved, and to help people obtain a healthy mind, body and spirit.

Bethany Hernandez

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

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

Leonard Smith

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

I'm so proud to be an ISSA Certificate Trainer because I know I have one of the best and most complete foundations for those who trust me to help transform their physiques and begin living a healthy lifestyle.

Sandra Reardon

ISSA is the best place to get your personal training certification. The amount of detail put into the workbook and textbooks is amazing and I can honestly say I was blown away.

Jonathan Morgan

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

Maria Luz Andrea Kjærnet

When it came to being a trainer there wasn't any sugar coating. It was laid out for what it is in the real world in what is to be expected of you as an ISSA professional.

Richard Petersen

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

Todd Kenney

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

Katie Santoro

Thank you ISSA for giving me this opportunity, I learned a lot, your course is amazing and I will work hard to be a great trainer!

Beata Salwoitis

Purchase of ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer 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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