Steps to Affiliation


Steps to Affiliation

The first step in the affiliation process is to fill out an application and write an essay. The essay should contain info about your background, what CrossFit affiliation means to you, why you want it, and what you want to achieve. It doesn't have to be long or formal, but it should be from the heart.

The other (informal) step is to educate yourself and become a part of the community. This can happen in many ways. Do the workouts and post your results to the WOD Comments, join the Message Board, subscribe to and read the CrossFit Journal, come to a Seminar, and make friends with (and visit, if possible) other affiliates.


On acceptance of your application, we license use of the name "CrossFit" for a $3,000 annually renewable fee, effective 1 January 2011. You may use the name to market your CrossFit training and classes.


  1. We require an applicant to be at least a Level 1 Certificate Holder before applying for affiliation. We offer Level 1 Certificate Courses several times a year. Please check the link for more information.

  2. Once you are accepted as an affiliate, you will need to have a live website before we will be able to link you on the CrossFit site. This is our primary vehicle for promoting you; therefore, we expect you maintain a good site. Please DO NOT register a domain with the CrossFit name in it until AFTER you have been accepted. CrossFit is a licensed trademark and its use without our prior permission is illegal.

  3. We require every affiliate website to display the CFJ link on the front page of their site.

What You Get

Once your application is approved and we receive your paperwork, we'll link to your website from the main page and the affiliate page of

You will also have access to the private Affiliate Forum on the CrossFit Message Boards, where you'll be able to interact with other affiliates and tap their knowledge and experience to help you thrive.

In addition, we hold a yearly Affiliate Conference, where we come together as a community to exchange ideas, learn what works, and celebrate the experience of being a CrossFit affiliate.

Also, your affiliate will be considered for features on the main page if you send us high-quality, interesting photos and videos of your training and events.

Once you have read through all the links and the FAQ, please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions about the program. You can reach the CrossFit affiliate support team at

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