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Frequently ask question
How do I become a Personal Trainer?
ISSA Certified Personal Training course is the path for you to become a Personal Trainer. Upon successful completion of ISSA CPT course, you will be able to market yourself as a certified Personal Trainer upon!
What is required to get my personal training certificate?
You must meet the following:
- Submission of all course quizzes
- A score of 70% or better on the final examination
- *Proof of current Adult CPR/AED certificate
Do I have to complete the section quizzes?
Yes, you must submit all course quizzes as part of your completion requirements.
Will my quiz scores count toward my final?
No, quiz scores do not affect your final examination score.
Is the exam for this course all multiple choice, or does it have essays/a practical element?
The online exam is 200 multiple choice questions.
How long do I have to take the exam? And how many attempts do they have on their final exam?
The online exam is untimed and can be accessed as many times as necessary for completion. Students have one attempt and a free retest included with purchase.
Is CPT (Certified Personal Training) a prerequisite to take up courses such as Nutritionist, Senior Fitness, Lifespan, Strength & Conditioning, Glute Specialist, Health Coach
No, there is no prerequisite of CPT to other ISSA Courses.
I have some basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology. What would be the next step to a CPT (Certified Personal Training)?
As a next step, Strength & Conditioning specialization would be able to bridge your knowledge gap to “performance”.
I don’t intend to be a fitness trainer in the fitness center. Is there a need to take up CPT (Certified Personal Training)?
The CPT is still the best from a foundational standpoint because it covers anatomy and physiology, systems of the body, exercise programming, working with specific population, and how to build your business.
What is the validity of ISSA CPT?
Your ISSA CPT is valid for 2 years. You can renew or recertified your certificate by take up a continuing education unit (CEU) with ISSA or outside ISSA.
Why should I get recertified?
The top 5 reasons to get recertified are:
- Stay on top or 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 many CEU do I need to renew my certification?
A minimum of 20 CE hours must be acquired within 2 years of certification. Some of the preapproved ISSA certified courses of 20 credits are: Strength & Conditioning, Nutritionist, Health Coach, Lifespan Coach, Senior Fitness and Glute Specialist.
I work with high performing athletes. Which certification is recommended for me to help my clients and for me to have an advantage over other trainers?
The Strength and Conditioning course teach you how to be great at working with high performing athletes with a heavy emphasis on programming application. Furthermore, this course bridges the gap between science and application by giving students a larger dose of the “how” when working with athletes to achieve any sport related goal. With an emphasis on programming, periodization, exercise technique, and Olympic lifts, students will have everything they need to work with athletes year-round.
Will I be able to market myself as a Glute Training Specialist upon successful completion of the Glute Specialist certification?
ISSA’s Certified Glute Specialist is the only certification focused on the in-demand topic of glute training. The certification addresses the role glutes play on the entire body, ranging from injury prevention to peak athletic performance and aesthetics. After becoming certified as an ISSA Certified Glute Specialist, you will design effective glute-building programs to clients paying top dollar because it is something they cannot achieve on their own.
There are too many opinions when it comes to fitness and healthcare. What knowledge can I gain from ISSA Health Coach certification?
ISSA Health Coach certification is a comprehensive course that bridges the need for education about medical and mental health needs that can impact client progress in the gym. Health Coach course overs everything from chronic health conditions to how psychology affects behavior change and motivation.
What is the difference between Lifespan Coach certification and Health Coaching certification?
A lifespan certification will give trainers a well-rounded perspective and skills to cater to clients of all ages (for youth and seniors). The health coach certification is a more holistic approach to training clients for wellness. This certification provides trainers with the knowledge they need to overcome barriers while attending to the unique needs of clients requiring health and disease attention.
Tell me more about ISSA Fitness Nutrition certification.
ISSA’s partnership with the world leader in the science and practice of nutrition coaching- Precision Nutrition, provides students the opportunity to apply the latest research in nutrition and behavior-change psychology to their clients.
What is the Fitness Nutrition course designed for?
The Precision Nutrition Level 1 certificate course is designed for anyone who is passionate about health, fitness, and nutrition.
Which course can give me knowledge about mental and medical health needs?
ISSA’s Health Coach certification is a comprehensive course that bridges the need for education about medical and mental health needs that can impact client progress in the gym.
What if I am having trouble with the ISSA course or have questions? Who do I contact for assistance?
All ISSA certification course includes unlimited online support for students who are having difficulty with the course- or simply need to ask a question. ISSA (USA) Student Success team is available to assist students online or email email@example.com. Additionally, IAM (ISSA Academy Malaysia) is available to assist students via email (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or telephonically Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.