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ISSA Personal Trainer Certification

Over 20 years of providing personal training certification through distance education. Since 1988, ISSA has educated and provided personal training certification to over 180,000 people just like you who want to help others feel better, look better and improve the quality of their lives. Get an ISSA personal trainer certification today!

As a distance education institution and certifying agency, ISSA is unconditionally committed to providing the highest quality personal trainer certification programs available, advancing our industry as a whole, and developing greater access to career opportunities for those who share our vision of creating a stronger, healthier world.

Personal Trainer Certification
Our nationally accredited distance education program will teach you all the practical day-to-day skills necessary to excel as a personal trainer

  • Study at your own pace – Study at times and places that fit your busy schedule.
  • Online Testing – Sit for your certification exam whenever you’re ready with secure online testing.
  • Unlimited Educational Support – If you have questions about the course materials, contact us!
  • Customer Support – Support both Before and After you become certified.
  • Accreditation – ISSA is proud to be nationally accredited by the DETC.


  • ISSA is proud to be nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC).
  • ISSA Personal trainers are used by leading gyms everywhere
  • Our partner gyms post jobs they have available for ISSA graduates.

The ISSA has created relationships with hundreds of health clubs, gyms and private fitness facilities around the U.S. Take advantage of our years of experience and industry contacts. We’re here to help you succeed as a personal trainer.

Contact ISSA

At International Sports Sciences Association we do our absolute best to respond in a helpful, timely manner to anyone who has a question or needs advice on any of our courses. Below are the best ways to contact a real person who can help.
Monday – Friday 7:00am – 5:00 pm Pacific Time


ISSA 1015 Mark Avenue
Carpinteria, CA 93013


International call: 1-805-745-8111
Facsimile: 805-745-8119


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