I took my course with ISSA 20 years ago because they were the only certification organization who I could meet and study with locally/face to face. Other certifications I’ve taken online have not been as complete for me, because they aren’t “hands on”.
And, Just because trainers and IDEA recognize and value NCCA accreditation doesn’t mean clients or potential employers value ISSA less. In fact, one of my best jobs ever came from a company looking to hire someone with an ISSA certification.
Hello Sayed Tayssir, to answer your comment to me:
Thanks NatalieSmith ???? . Well am a good learner ..have no problem learning stuffs online but is the distance learning certificate as good as face to face certificate ? When I contacted ISSA in Dubai , they told me online learning won’t give me much exposure plus the certificate is of a little less value then face to face one . I will not be working for any organization . I will be a freelancer in future .. So given my condition what do u think is better ? Thank you .”
It is good you contacted ISSA; this sounds like a selling technique by ISSA but many people like ISSA also; I prefer NCCA accredited, ACE. You may want to contact ACE and speak with them. You can practice practical applications on friends and family when studying online with ACE or someone else’s help. My best advice is to contact ACE before you decide and check out the link I sent below:
The American Council on Exercise
4851 Paramount Drive
San Diego, CA 92123
Here is a link to your same question with some great responses from people who took ISSA:
This should help you make a decision.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.