The Level 1 Certificate Course is an introduction to CrossFit's methodology and foundational movements. The course includes classroom instruction on these topics, as well as hands-on small-group training for the movements. These group sessions are conducted under low intensity with a focus on improving mechanics. Students’ movements are observed and corrected, and they engage in dialogue concerning effective coaching techniques. Large group CrossFit workouts are conducted as an example of bridging the gap from theory to practice. These workouts provide examples of how to:
Conduct a class.
Hold a standard of effective technique at high intensity.
Achieve relative high levels of intensity for each individual.
Scale for any ability level.
The Level 1 provides introductory education on the fundamental principles and movements of CrossFit. It is structured to meet two goals: 1) Provide attendees the knowledge to better use CrossFit methods for themselves; and 2) Provide attendees an initial and foundational education to begin training others using CrossFit.
The Level 1 Certificate Course teaches participants to:
Define the core concepts of the CrossFit program.
Identify the primary points of performance of the foundational movements.
Perform the foundational movements safely and identify when they have a committed a form error.
Identify correct movement when training others.
Identify unsound movement and apply appropriate correction toward improved movement.
Apply the CrossFit program safely and effectively while gaining the experience necessary to develop competency in training others using CrossFit methods.
The default language for the Level 1 Course is English. In some countries, a translator is provided. Lecture and small-group practical sessions are translated in real time. Courses with a translator are specified in the “Language” section from the event registration link. Generally, translators are used in Latin America and some countries in Europe and Asia.
The test is available in multiple languages; for more information see section 3.3 of the Participant Handbook.
Course (and test): US$1,000.
Revalidating an expired Level 1 Certificate (course and test): US$500.
Retest only: US$150.
CrossFit does not accommodate refunds or transfers.
To receive a Level 1 Trainer Certificate, one must:
Be at least 17 years old at the time of the test.
Be in good standing with CrossFit Inc.
Attend the entire two-day course (approximately 9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days), to include:
100 percent exposure to all lectures.
100 percent participation in all practical break-out sessions.
100 percent participation in all workouts (all workouts can and will be scaled appropriately for individuals with special needs).
Pass the Level 1 test in person.
If you do not meet these requirements, you are issued a Certificate of Attendance.
Test Results and Certificates
Test results are delivered to participants via email five to seven days from the test date.
Individuals receive a pass-or-fail result. No numerical score will be issued. Certificates are individually mailed and can take up to four weeks to arrive for those living in the United States and six to eight weeks to for those living outside the United States.
The Level 2 Certificate Course (formerly the Coach’s Prep Course) is an intermediate-level seminar that builds on the concepts and movements introduced at the Level 1 Certificate Course. This course is ideally suited for any CrossFit trainer serious about delivering quality coaching. Students enhance their understanding of the CrossFit methodology, program design and implementation, and they advance their skills while coaching others in movements and workouts. Students need to come prepared to be heavily engaged; each leads individual and small-group training sessions, and classroom sessions are discussion based. Peers and instructors provide feedback and evaluation.
The Level 2 Certificate Course improves participants understanding of:
Essential mechanics of functional movement.
Fault identification and correction.
Essential qualities of an effective trainer.
Effective programming design and evaluation.
Class-management strategies for effective group workouts.
One must have a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate (CF-L1).
It is also strongly recommended participants have at least six months of experience training individuals and groups using CrossFit methods.
Price:US$1,000 CrossFit does not accommodate refunds or transfers.
Language:The default language for the Level 1 Course is English. In some countries, a translator is provided. Lecture and small-group practical sessions are translated in real time. Courses with a translator are specified in the “Language” section from the event registration link. Generally, translators are used in Latin America and some countries in Europe and Asia.