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 learned so much about what it takes to be a trainer. The program covers tons of information, but it was manageable and very useful and relevant.

Keila Lounds

Since I have been in the fitness field for over twenty years I can truly say I have gained a lot more experience and knowledge from successfully completing the ISSA course.

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Sean Shimada

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

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Danees Kazi

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Aaron Barnes

I say this as a current high school Teacher and Coach. They truly educate you on the various topics regarding human health and physiology and the way it responds to exercise and diet.

Skyler Henson

With ISSA guidance and textbooks, I have upgraded my knowledge to another level and I feel this by seeing big changes in my clients & myself!

Yavor Varbanov

I could not have imagined a better experience and will be eternally grateful for ALL of the assistance that was given and the compassion shown.

Chermariea Jones

ISSA has changed my life for the better and by changing my life ISSA has equipped me with the tools and support to help whoever may be looking for guidance pertaining to their health and fitness endeavors.

Jay Coleman

I use everything I learned on a daily basis whether I am working with a client or talking with co-workers.

Eric Denney

I am recommending ISSA to any and everybody wanting a good strong foundation and knowledge base under their belts

Adrianne Campbell

The business resources provided as part of the course material really help to set up your own personal training business with form templates and tips to help you hit the ground running and succeed!

Kam Hogan

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Omar Abd El Monem Ebrahim

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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