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Become the personal trainer you wish you had.

Learn everything you need to know to get your dream gym
job. Or launch your fitness side hustle. Or take charge of
your own training journey.

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Certified Personal Trainer - Live Learning Experience

Get live, virtual learning instruction and master the basics.

Includes:

✓ Certified Personal Trainer Program

Flexible certification schedule

Your choice of open-book or NCCA accredited exams

Unlimited study support with a success coach

“Get a job or it’s free” guarantee with a 98% US placement rate. (You just need to do this.)






Fitness Coach


Gain a competitive edge that makes you stand out.

Includes:

✓ Certified Personal Trainer Program

✓ A specialization program of your choice

✓ Flexible certification schedule

✓ Your choice of open-book or NCCA accredited exams

✓ Unlimited study support with a success coach

✓ “Get a job or it’s free” guarantee with a 98% US placement rate. (You just need to do this.)



Elite Trainer

Combine fitness and nutrition expertise for the ultimate coaching experience.

Includes:

✓ Certified Personal Trainer Program

✓ A specialization program of your choice

✓ FREE Nutrition Coach course

✓ FREE CPR Certification

✓ FREE CPT Textbook

✓ Flexible certification schedule

✓ Your choice of open-book or NCCA accredited exams

✓ Unlimited study support with a success coach

✓ “Get a job or it’s free” guarantee with a 98% US placement rate. (You just need to do this.)

Success is just 3 steps away. And we'll help you take them.



1. Choose the right program for you. Not sure where to start? Talk to one of our Fitness Education
Advisors — they’ve helped 475,000 students decide which program will lead them to success.

2. Complete your program. Everything you need is there — bootcamps, videos, supporting materials,
fast-track and self-paced options, a Success Coach to help you prepare, and more.

3. Apply what you learned. Get your dream job coaching at a gym, launch your own PT side hustle or
design a workout plan for a friend. Whatever path you choose, our team is here to help — from resume
reviews to career advice, we’ve got you.

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Customer Reviews

Yes. You can change your life with ISSA.

This isn’t just a certification — it’s a path to victory. A way to try something new. To break out of your rut. To try a new career and to help people. It’s a way to improve lives through fitness, nutrition and mental toughness.

That’s why world-record holding athletes joined forces with PhDs and the best customer support around. It’s why we have 8000+ Gym Partners, 10,000+ Trustpilot reviews and a 98% U.S. job placement rate. And it’s why 475,000+ trainers and fitness lovers from 174 countries chose ISSA.

This is not a one-and-done kind of certification. Once you take a program with us, we’ll support and help until you achieve your goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Purchase of ISSA training materials is not an eligibility requirement to take the accredited exam nor does it imply a passing score.

Our Student Success team will help you every step of the way

Proven in Gyms

Why Gyms Love Hiring ISSA Trainers

"ISSA Certified Fitness Professionals are more professional but also more compassionate when it comes to the industry and the clients that are being trained."

- Keisha D Markey, Owner of New U Fitness Jax

"As we grow our brand, growing our team will continue to be a priority. ISSA will continue to be instrumental in helping us with the challenge of gaining, training and retaining great Personal Training Professionals."

- Israel Allen, Regional Fitness Director at Workout Anytime


"ISSA Certified Personal Trainers have a great base level understanding of anatomy, physiology and program design and we will continue to hire ISSA professionals in the future."

- Mike Hildebrandt, Director of Fitness Membership Sales at Axiom


Take that first, bold step towards your goals — figure out if ISSA is right for you.

Our evaluation kit will help you:

  • See if you have the five qualities every successful trainer needs

  • Discover which program is right for you through the personalized quiz

  • Take a look at the exact career paths you’ll be able to take

By the end, you’ll know if ISSA’s right for you. And you’ll have everything you need to enroll on hand.





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