View Full Version : Crossfit=ISSA CEU's ?????

Stephen C Dalton
01-04-2011, 08:04 PM
Hey everyone,
Long time looker, first time poster. I am currently crossfitting out of my garage in the warm weather and work gym in the colder stuff (Garage isn't insulated or heated. I have been crossfitting for almost a year now. I have lost 30#, 4 Inches off my waist, went from 2 unassisted Pullups in a workout to over 25. I love the changes.
The main reason for posting is to ask if the ISSA recognizes crossfit certs as CEU's and if they do, how many CEU's?
Thanks in advance for the replies.

Rebecca Roth
01-05-2011, 11:00 AM
I'm fairly certain that last month we saw the very first external recognition of crossfit certs and that was by ANSI (http://www.ansi.org/news_publications/news_story.aspx?menuid=7&articleid=2759 wfs) as a valid accrediation. I don't really know anything about ISSA though, and haven't seen any mention of them recognizing crossfit certification (doubtful, as I frequently see trainers who have both CF L1 and ISSA CFT in their credentials) :(

Rich Borgatti
01-05-2011, 06:38 PM
I believe the level 1 cert was worth 1.5 CEU's last time I checked.
That was about a year ago.

Sara Fleming
01-07-2011, 10:25 AM
Its actually 8 CEUs (maybe more, you'll have to e-mail them) towards the total 20. I submitted mine this past October.

Since they are accredited through the DETC (via US Department of Education), the assigning of CEUs is simply dependent on the length of instruction time, whether or not study materials are provided, and whether or not there is a test.

They've been accepting Crossfit for CEUs for a long time.

David Meverden
01-07-2011, 08:34 PM
Please give us some help with the acronyms in the future.

After some googling, and an educated guess that you wearn't talking about the International Sanitary Supply Association (the worldwide cleaning industry association!), I've figured out what you guys were talking about.

The International Sports Science Association has personal trainer certification for about 500 bucks. Are the Continuing Education Units required for the initial certification, or for maintaining certification?

How does this certification compare to other personal training certifications? Which are the most widely recognized?

Sara Fleming
01-07-2011, 09:45 PM
International Sports Sciences Foundation, founded by Fred Hatfield (Dr. Squat) and Sal Arria. Also on the board are John Beradi, Charles Staley, William Kraemer, etc. Their website is http://www.issaonline.edu.

They require 20 CEU credits every two years to maintain certification.

They are accredited through the DETC, licensed by the US Department of Education and worth 3 college credits. The exam is multiple choice, essay,and case study.

I'm going to repost what Jen Lillenstein posted about them regarding other aspects of the cert:

The ISSA is listed in the DANTES catalog as an approved education provider for tuition assistance. The ISSA is the first U.S. based fitness organization to earn this distinction.

ISSA students also qualify for MGIB tuition reimbursement under title 38 U.S. Code is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education (BPPVE), as of June 15, 2002. This approval is granted in accordance with the responsibilities delegated to the BPPVE under Title 38, Chapter 36, U.S. Code Sections 3671(a) and 3672(a).
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