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Old 08-08-2008, 06:27 PM   #1
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Certs are always full!

any of the ones I could attent aways end up filling up. It's hard to plan ahead when you never really know your schedule (pilots get sent out on the road short notice... alot). Does anyone know if they ever let one or two extras sneak in for special circumstances?

Also, is there a program that Crossfit sells that will take you through all 3 levels of cert? didn't see it on the website.
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Old 08-08-2008, 06:41 PM   #2
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I'd e-mail HQ and see if they can't manage some kind of reservation for you... even if it's not a normal option.
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Old 08-08-2008, 08:51 PM   #3
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Re: Certs are always full!

I had the same problem being in the military, I had to sign up 8 months in advance then beg to go to my boss.
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Old 08-09-2008, 11:55 AM   #4
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I'd e-mail HQ and see if they can't manage some kind of reservation for you... even if it's not a normal option.
The reason I ask is because the Air Force will pay up to 4000 dollars for ONE professional certification. If I could roll all 3 levels into one package, I could get pretty much all of it paid for.

I'll shoot them a note.
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Old 08-09-2008, 01:26 PM   #5
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Re: Certs are always full!

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The reason I ask is because the Air Force will pay up to 4000 dollars for ONE professional certification. If I could roll all 3 levels into one package, I could get pretty much all of it paid for.

I'll shoot them a note.
I could be mistaken on this (or the policy could have changed since I last heard), but I don't think a Level I CF Cert counts in the professional certification scheme.
But I hope for your sake (and all military personnel) it does!
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Old 08-09-2008, 01:42 PM   #6
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Re: Certs are always full!

Something that you may want to look into is when I did my first cert they said to after a few months come back to a level one cert because your going to be able to understand more and take a backseat approach to the cert and watch how they train. The reason I say this is because I believe the level two cert and higher are where you start teaching the classes and when you do the exercises you actually critique the other few people that are in the class with you. To my understanding this is a very hard cert to do. Not saying that you couldnt do it at all. Just understand thats its not the same as a level one cert where you are brought along. But its awesome the Air Force would do that. Take advantage.
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Old 08-10-2008, 08:52 PM   #7
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Re: Certs are always full!

Yeah, there's no guarantee you'd even pass the Level 2 cert when you took it. Isn't the pass rate for it somewhere around 30-50%?
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Old 08-10-2008, 11:09 PM   #8
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The reason I ask is because the Air Force will pay up to 4000 dollars for ONE professional certification. If I could roll all 3 levels into one package, I could get pretty much all of it paid for.
1. Air Force probably isn't going to pay for a Crossfit cert.
2. You can't be assured of passing the Level 2 cert, and there are a bunch of other certs you have to do before you can even go to the Level 3 (and I have never seen a Level 3 posted on the main page, so I wouldn't be surprised if it's an invitation-only thing, even if you have all the qualifications.
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:52 PM   #9
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Re: Certs are always full!

At the cert I went to many lucky individuals were attending on cost ordetrs and full per diem. so it is possible, and the Air Force travels like nobodies business so I'd go for it, at least the Level I. The Level II apparently requires a lot of coaching experience.
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:30 AM   #10
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Re: Certs are always full!

Thanks for the advice.

I think I would be alright going to a level 2. I realize not everyone passes, but I feel like I'm pretty good at gauging where I am. I do a fair amount of coaching at my affiliate just with other folks training there and have a pretty good grasp of most of the movements already. I want to get certed so that I can eventually affiliate, but we'll see what happens.

As I understand it all the level 3 cert is, is adding several of the specialty certs on top of your level two, i.e. You get your level 2 cert, then become certed in barbell, kettlebell, running, oly lifts etc. and that's what makes you level 3
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