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ISSA Certified Personal Trainer working with a client.

Five reasons why an ISSA certification will help you build a rewarding career

  • ISSA's Personal Trainer Certification is focused on exactly what you need to excel as a trainer.

  • Leading gyms report that ISSA trainers are well-prepared and ready to help others succeed.

  • 95% of our students find a job within 6 months of passing the exam.

  • You get unlimited support from our Master Trainers before and after you pass your exam. Have questions about the course material or need help planning a workout? We've got you covered.

  • ISSA is a trusted company with over 30 years of experience, and over 400,000 graduates in 174 countries.

How to get your Personal Trainer Certification:


  • Sign Up

    We offer 10 nationally accredited programs to choose from.

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  • Start Studying

    You will gain instant access to your online course materials (you can also purchase hard copies). Study at your own pace, when and where you want.

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  • Practice with Quizzes

    We offer 31 practice quizzes to help you prepare for your final exam.

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  • Take the Final Exam

    The final exam can be taken online from the comfort of your own home. It is open book and not timed. We also allow free retests.

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