ISSA CPT Certification

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  • Personal training certification
  • NCCPT-accredited CPT exam
  • Online coursework and exams
  • Monthly payment plan available 
  • CPR/AED certification required

In-Depth Review

ISSA Certification Review (2024): Open-Book Test Options for Personal Trainers

ISSA Certification Review (2024): Open-Book Test Options for Personal Trainers

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Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Access to a student forum
  • Open book or proctored exam options
  • Template for a free professional website
  • Professional support even after you pass your exam
What needs improvement ...
  • Unclear if open book exam is not accredited
  • Expensive price point

Product Summary


Course type

Certified personal trainer

Course materials included

online textbook, workbook, practice quizzes, video lectures, student forum

Exam type

Online or proctored in-person exam

Payment plan available


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      The ISSA certified personal trainer (CPT) program offers an online self-paced certificate. When you’re ready to test you’ll have the option to take an open-book exam online or a closed-book, proctored NCCA-accredited exam. The program gives you access to a five-week course with live classes and a guide to studying.