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The ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer (CFT) exam has gone through the NCCA Accreditation process. The NCCA was established in 1987; they have created standards for professional certification programs. The ISSA is evaluated based on the processes and products and not just the content within the programs. This has been determined for the ISSA through a job task analysis that is conducted and reviewed by subject matter experts throughout the fitness industry. The NCCA accreditation provides unbiased, third-party validation that the ISSA's program meets both the national and international credentialing industry standards for the development, implementation, and maintenance of certification programs.
Note: Purchase of ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer materials is not required in order to become eligible to sit for the ISSA-CFT exam and does not guarantee a passing score on the exam.
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.
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.
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The option to study at your own pace and test whenever it is convenient for you makes this course that much better than the rest!
The ISSA Personal Trainer course explained every chapter very clearly and covered so many areas of health, nutrition, and fitness.
ISSA's course material was extremely detail orientated and covered every aspect of becoming a personal trainer.
ISSA has given me new knowledge and helped me become a more confident and skilled instructor for seniors.
The material supplied for this course was vast and informative, and will certainly be a great tool to use as a reference from time to time.
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.
I definitely recommend the ISSA on-line program to become a certified personal trainer, it's very complete and you get a lot of support along the way.
Rian De La Torre
From the start, ISSA provided everything I needed to study, practice and qualify for a personal trainer's certification.
My experiences with ISSA have led me to be a very successful and respected Personal Trainer and I love Personal Training!
ISSA has brought a strong root into my life that keeps leading me towards success.
The ISSA goes to great lengths to ensure satisfaction and I am proud to say I am ISSA certified!
What I loved the most about the ISSA course was that the textbook was very interesting, the quizzes and final exam were thorough tricky, and challenging, and of course the time flexibility for me was priceless...
After completing this course I feel much more confident in myself as a trainer and overall more equipped than ever to take on clients and help them achieve their goals of being healthy.
I am really looking forward to helping people realize and reach their goals of becoming more healthy and physically fit, no matter their age.
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