I am so torn between getting the ISSA cert. and the NASM cert…. I know NASM is more well-known and accepted, however, I really like the idea that ISSA will give you a website. Am I understanding that correctly? How does that work (and how well) and does NASM or any other certs give you a benefit like that?
by now you may have already decided but I still want to weight in. I am certified with both. What I like best about NASM is that all their specialty certifications form a coherent unit with their personal trainer certification and are based on the OPT model.
On the other hand, in favor of ISSA, they are the only certification that ever sent me a lead for a job opportunity.