Certified Personal Trainer


Start your dream career completely online! Take the course, pass the certification final exam, and be guaranteed a job – or your money back!

  • Personal Trainer Program
  • FREE CPR Certification Course


Online Study Materials

Fitness – The Complete Guide is a 759 page book that includes everything you need to earn a Personal Trainer Certification. Our course material is regularly audited to ensure it includes the latest information in exercise science. We even provide audio lectures for convenient, on-the-go study options.


What You’ll Learn From This Course

ISSA created a comprehensive Certified Personal Trainer course that blends science-based research with real-world application. Equipped with ISSA’s Personal Training Certification, you can learn quickly, start training clients, and build a lifelong career as a successful personal trainer. Once you complete this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Confidently assess an individual’s current fitness level and goals to customize an effective and results-driven exercise program specific to the client’s needs.
  • Understand the basic components of anatomy, human movement, proper exercise technique, and even basic safety and emergency procedures for fitness professionals.
  • Educate clients on current diet trends, nutrition, and supplementation to make a huge impact on their health and transform their lives.
  • Apply your knowledge of effective exercise program design, the principles of fitness, and how the body responds to exercise to engage clients and drive fitness results.
  • Put your knowledge of the principles of human motivation and the psychology of behavior change to work to support your clients’ goals and create long-lasting change!
  • Build a well-run, connected fitness business with the email and marketing skills presented in the new Business and Marketing chapter.


What You’ll Gain in a Career as a Certified Personal Trainer

What You'll Gain in a Career as a Certified Personal Trainer

At ISSA, the success of our students is all that matters. As a Certified Personal Trainer, you can pursue your passion for fitness and help bring healthy living to everybody – while making money in a positive way.

Get certified with ISSA and gain:

  • Convenience & Confidence. Study and pass your certification exam at your own pace, on your own schedule with flexible, online learning. And get peace of mind from our job placement guarantee.
  • Practical Knowledge. The education you get through ISSA will help you not only pass the certification exam, but will give you practical skills you can use to succeed as a personal trainer.
  • Lifelong Support. Just like you, our dedicated Student Success Coaches love fitness. They provide support and guidance before, during and after your certification process. ISSA is a partner for life!
  • More Opportunities. ISSA’s partnerships with leading gyms and health clubs give you access to the top career opportunities in the industry. We also provide you with the expertise to start and build your own business.
  • Continuing Education. Continuing your education keeps you certified as a personal trainer while enhancing your knowledge and expertise. ISSA offers 250+ certifications, specializations, and CEU courses.





Top 5 Reasons to Become a Certified Personal Trainer

  • Be your own boss
  • Set your own schedule
  • Do work you are passionate about
  • Make money in a positive way
  • Create financial freedom


How the ISSA Certified Personal Trainer | Top Trainer Course Works

We know that balancing your studies with an already busy schedule can be a challenge, which is why we designed a flexible, self-paced online course that allows you to study when, where, and how often you’d like.

  1. Get Instant Access and Start Studying Right AwayWe offer multiple online practice quizzes throughout the course to completely prepare you for the final exam and for real-life personal trainer scenarios.

  2. Complete Quizzes and Test Your Comprehension

    We offer multiple online practice quizzes throughout the course to completely prepare you for the final exam and for real-life personal trainer scenarios.

  3. Take the Open-Book, Untimed Final Exam from Anywhere

    You read that correctly – the final exam is online, open-book, untimed, and can be completed over multiple sessions! You can even go back and change any answer, at any time, before you submit your exam. If you don’t pass the first time, we even allow you to re-take the exam.



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