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ISSA Continuing Education Requirements for Recertification

As a Certified Fitness Professional, keeping up your education is the single most important aspect of ensuring success in your business. Using your passion for fitness, accelerate the career you've always wanted by keeping your certification with ISSA current.

Get Certified for LIFE and skip the renewal fees!

Top 5 Reasons to Get Recertified

  • Stay on top of the latest developments in fitness and health

  • Provide clients with accurate, current information and advice

  • Grow and expand your business

  • Continue providing the best possible care for your clients

  • Explore new income opportunities

How to Renew Your ISSA Certification

Every 2 years you must renew your ISSA certification. To renew, please follow the steps below:


  • Download and fill out the Renewal Application

    Renewal Application

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  • Complete the CEU Report Form

    This is included on page 2 of the Renewal Application.

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  • Gather all documentation for continuing education units (CEUs) earned

    Acceptable documentation includes copies (do not send originals) of certificates of completion, transcripts, or other forms of official documentation where the number of credits/hours can be verified.

    A minimum of 20 CE hours must be acquired within 2 years of certification.

    View Pre-approved CE Courses

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  • Make a copy (front and back) of current CPR certification card

    Your CPR/AED certification must be valid for at least 30 days beyond the date of submission. For your convenience, ISSA offers an online CPR/AED certification course.

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  • Prep your renewal fee

    Skip the renewal fees and get recertified for LIFE!

    Can be paid via check, money order, or credit card.

    • $0 if all 20 CEU credits are obtained through ISSA

    • $99 if CEU credits were earned outside of ISSA

    Late Fees:

    • $40 (3 - 6 months late)

    • $50 (6 - 12 months late)

    All renewal fees are non-refundable

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  • Send all of the above to us

    Please submit your renewal at least 4 to 6 weeks (but not more than a year) prior to your renewal date to ensure for adequate time for processing.


    1 (805) 745-8119

    ISSA Continuing Education Department
    11201 N. Tatum Blvd Ste 300
    PMB 28058
    Phoenix AZ 85028-6039

    Log in to your account at www.ISSAtrainer.com and upload your documents in the My Account section.

Frequently Asked Questions

Renewal Quick Links

You will need to have Adobe's free Acrobat Reader X or equivalent to open the forms below. Acrobat Reader is available on Adobe's website