December 17, 2010
CrossFit is now officially an ANSI Accredited Certificate Program Issuer for our Level 1 Trainer Course.
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Posted by lauren at December 17, 2010 5:00 PM
Congratulations Coach G and all of CF
Damn! I thought we were going to get a topless picture of Mikko on the beach today to compensate us girls! There is just no justice!
Congratulations. Nice to see the accreditation go through...good work.
Very Nice. Now I need to find a way to get that on my TA.
CONGRATS CROSSFIT and Coach G!
This is great news and another great step forward in this journey.
SWEET! Congrats and well deserved. Keep up the great work!
Congratulations to Coach, Nicole, Dave and everybody involved in the accreditation process. This is an example of fitness industry leadership at it's best. Well done!! The community should be very proud.
Great to see. Nice work Nicole and everyone else involved!
Fantastic. The rebels, outpacing the Establishment, are becoming the leaders. May you keep growing, changing, and learning.
CONGRATULATIONS Coach G and the Whole CF community this is a HUGE step in becoming "THE" training program.
Congrats Crossfit and congrats Nicole!
Yeah so what does that mean for use coaches?
Congratulations Nicole, Coach and HQ.
Very well done.
Nicole! Huge step for the community, and I know most of the work rested on your shoulders. Well done!
That is awesome! You guys have been working on that for a while, so congrats to you!
Does this affect/change anything for those of us who just got our Level 1 certs recently? As in this past weekend?
This is a big day for CF. Thanks to everyone involved in the process, especially Nicole. Thanks to the CF community for being so patient. The future is bright...
Hearty congratulations and deep gratitude to Coach and Nicole for their efforts and success. CF is now, as far as I know, the only ANSI accredited certificate granting fitness organization.
Very proud to be part of this movement, this community.
Well done. Thank you. This is a big deal.
Congratulations Nicole and team and thank you! This is fantastic news.
Now I just have to pass that damn test.
BL #274 from ystd...responded around #300.
Is it retroactive? And if so, to what date?
Congratulations, coach and all those who worked hard to make this happen. Big news.
Awesome amazing job to Nicole and everyone else invovled!
Congratulations Crossfit and to everyone in the community
Congrat Crossfit! Keep rocking it!!
Awesome sauce...big thanks to HQ and any others responsible for making this happen!
Cool, but what exactly does this mean?
Feel proud to be a part of such a great group!
Ummm,. . ..December 17th. . .any idea when we will get the scoop on what Sectionals are gonna be all about?
And I just happen to be doing the course this weekend. Phenomenal!
WOW! Huge congrats to Nicole and Dave, Greg and Lauren and all of CrossFit HQ. This is an amazing achievement.
Congrats Coach, and to everyone at Crossfit. I feel smarter now. :)
So what does this mean for coaches?
YEAH! AWESOME! I have been waiting for this day for a long time!
I'm not sure but I would assume that the VA pays for things like this. Not TA. You would pay out if pocket at first and once you send your test results, certificate, and invoice to the gi bill folks who reimburse you. But double check to be sure it's covered.
I just re-read that and noticed the mistake. I'm blaming the WoD.
I'm proud to be a part of an organization that keeps improving upon itself. Congrats Coach Glassman and team, keep up the great work!
Way to go [CrossFit]! If you will it, it is no dream.
Way to go [CrossFit]! If you will it, it is no dream.
Is that notebook topless?!?! Can't wait to see the controversy this one stirs up!!!!!
Congrats Coach, HQ, and great work by Nicole, et. al.
Question many of we Level 1 folks are asking...what does this mean for those of us who have been certified since instituting the test at the end of the Cert?
gracias Nicole, Dave and Coach.
I know there were a lot of long hours, days, weeks, and months put into making this accreditation happen. Thank you.
It's about time they recognized this program. Congrats, Coach!
I took the test when I did the cert this summer, so is mine include as accredited or do I need to redo something?
Outstanding! Thanks to all of those whose hard work made this happen!!
That is PHENOMENAL news!! Congrats to Coach G, Nicole, and the CrossFit community! This is what life is all about! Much love.
It means the exercise world will know look at CF with a more legitimate point of view. More people will now see what all the regulars see everyday.
Happy Holidays everyone,
Thank you to the community for all of the support, trust, and confidence you have given us. None of this would have happened without the contributions of the entire Certification & Training Department, Administrative & Training Staff, and our Accreditation Team: Lynne Pitts, Dave Castro, Frank Faulk, and Dr. Wallace Judd. It took countless hours of education, effort, and investment from all levels of the staff. We are blessed to have such a great team.
So, what does this mean for Level 1 Trainers?
Your Level 1 Trainer Certificate will still afford all the benefits as it did in the past - the ability to train others using CrossFit methods and the opportunity to apply for affiliation. Now, it has the added benefit of being accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) http://www.ansi.org/about_ansi/introduction/introduction.aspx?menuid=1
Is this retroactive for all Level 1 Trainers?
All Level 1 Trainer Certificate holders who have taken and passed the Level 1 Test now hold ANSI accredited Level 1 Trainer Certificates.
Here are a couple additional links that will be helpful:
I definitely encourage you to read through these documents as they will help provide clarification to many of the questions and concerns that are coming up. If there are still any lingering questions or confusion pertaining to specific situations, feel free to contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Coach, Nicole and the legions of people who were able to pull off accreditation.
This goes along with coach's mantra of defining and measuring everything.
Have Fun, Train Hard,
Wow, this is great. Great job to all involved at the mothership. Thanks again for everything CF Team.
This is such great news!! What a fabulous day for CrossFit!! Congratulations to everyone in the community, especially Nicole!!
Congrats and thanks to CrossFit HQ and CrossFit community!
Congratulations and thank you!
Awesome!! That's a really big deal! I'm so impressed with where CF is headed!! Keep up the good work!
This is what ANSI/ASTM E2659-09e1 means:
1.1 This practice provides guidance to certificate issuers for developing and administering quality certificate programs and to stakeholders for determining the quality of certificate programs.
1.2 This practice includes requirements for both the entity issuing the certificate and requirements for the specific certificate programs for which it issues certificates.
1.3 This practice provides the foundation for the recognition or accreditation or both of a specific entity to issue a specific certificate or certificates to individuals after successful completion of a certificate program.
1.4 This practice does not address guidance pertaining to certification of individuals nor does it address guidance pertaining to education or training programs in general, including those that issue certificates of participation or certificates of attendance.
This is great news! Thank you to HQ and the whole Accreditation team! Congratulations!
wow, and the training has gotten better from this...how? so silly that a piece of paper could be such a big deal, CrossFit will always be amazing with or without accreditation...
Thats a lot of work.
yusssssssssss. Big-up the CrossFit massif :)
I feel proud.
Congrats CFHQ!! Super exciting!
That is awesome!!!! Congrats Coach and CF!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so proud to be a part of this evolution!!!!!!!! Love you guys, keep up the great work.
congratulations job well done
This is such a big deal. Even though CrossFit proves itself time and time again by the results people acheive from the the methodology, this accreditation validates everything that we have accomplished and gives us further license to develop into something greater. Thank you.
Congratulations, and job well done to all those involved in getting through the certification process!
Congratulations! Thanks to everyone at HQ for your hard work making this happen.
Good news on the cert.........yesterday's picture was better.
A special thanks to everyone who worked so hard over the past few years to make this happen (especially Nicole). It is a fantastic accomplishment for the community. Job well done.
When I woke up this morning I didn't think I'd be getting such a wonderful xmas gift this early! Thank you so much for all the hard work HQ staff! This is a huge win for the community and the first step for some of us to get back to teaching after being ceremoniously shut down.
#62 Courtney you know what I'm saying girl! You start the revolution down south, and we'll see what we can do up north! After a 1 year hiatus it's time for a comeback!
Congrats CFHQ! Your hard work continues to pay off.
Great news! Way to go CFHQ and all the others out there working hard everyday to improve people's fitness!
very nice. Congrats HQ for all the hard work that went into this
congrats to our beloved HQ, thank you guys for everything, thanks to crossfit for everything
BIG HUGS AND BAD ENGLISH FOR ALL @ 9350ft high
Such a cool time to be a part of an awesome community.
Congratulations! Hard work paying off and the CrossFit community will only become stronger as a result....
Big up CFHQ!!!! Tonight... drinks at the Big Hunt? Way to go!
Big news!!!! Oh, yesterday's picture was better.
Bring the Noise!!!! Great work CFHQ
That really is awesome, and from a little googling it's obviously a boat load of work.
Can anyone articulate in lay terms what the immediate and ultimate impacts are?
Because I have no idea...
Outstanding! Now I am excited for the level II to roll back around.
Hell YEAH! LEGIT! Awesome work everyone!
"We takin' over~~~One city at a time!"
Great job, now your accredited with other fine establishments like Sullivan University and Boating Law Administrators. Long and distinguished list...
Can never express the gratitude I have for Crossfit.Congrats to HQ and the entire amazingly wonderful community. We just keep getting better!!
Will the GiBill cover this level 1 certification?
Congratulations this is a great step for the CrossFit community. Thanks for all your hard work.
Congratulations CrossFit! Thank you HQ for all that you do.
Wow, this is a big day. Thanks to everyone who helped make this a reality.
Awesome work, Nicole, CFHQ, and all who had a hand in this. I'm honored to be part of this community. This is only the beginning...
Thank you HQ and congrats!
I've been doing crossfit for three months now. Anyway earlier this week I did 10 rd of 10 dl and 30 ghds using 225. Today I tried going 10 rd of 2 dl but was only able to do 245.... when I started crossfit my max was 305 ......could I be over training ?????
As far as I can tell, the ANSI certification validates that your test tests what you teach, and that it does so fairly and impartially. Designing this sort of test is hard, so from that point the ANSI certification is a difficult thing to get, so congrats to all who worked hard to get it.
What I'm not clear on is what this actually means, either to CF or to me with my L1. Does it mean that a CF cert is better than a (for example) NASM cert (about which I know nothing and whose particulars I am not advocating)?
The ANSI cert doesn't, as far as I can tell, tell you anything about how good your program is. It just validates that your test tests what you teach. But if there's more to it than that I'm happy to learn if someone wants to edjumacate me.
Congrats CF and btw this is a CF site if you don't like it, don't be here. Nuff said.
We knew it all along, now they know it too. Watch out world!
Nicole!!! Thanks for your tireless effort!
I made up yesterday's weighted pull-up/back extension WOD today. Results posted there.
Congratulations CrossFit community! We are official!
Jen, Paula....Crossfit gave all of us awesome things great fo you girls!!!
7 people quit smoking in 1 month nd a half in CrossFit Quito....crossfit save lifes and CrossFit give us a life
big hugs an bad english for all
Congratulations and great work to everyone involved in making this happen. It's been a long time coming. Thank you!
Congratulations CrossFit Community! Keep it up!
Congrats Nicole and Coach!
Congrats and thank you for the many hours of work making this happen!
101216 as Rx'ed
6:39 with 35 lb pull ups
Congratulations to Nicole, Coach and all HQ, stoked to be part of this.
CONGRATULATIONS! this is great news : )
Congrats CF HQ Crew.
Following up on #103 Not-an-expert.
The way I interpret this is that just as the test tests what you teach, and that it does so fairly and impartially, but by having an accredited exam process CF is certifying that those that pass have demonstrated both through a written exam and practical evaluation and demonstration that they have an appropriate theoretical understanding and teaching/coaching skill to administer CF training to the standard determined to be safe, effective and appropriate by those whom have developed the curriculum.
It also means that you do not simply show up, participate and walk out with a cert. It identifies that you have met the minimum standard set by the cert/semanar curriculum staff.
Does it change how meticulus the cert staff are in what they teach, coach, critique or assess skills of participants? No. That high standard has always been there thanks to the professionalism of the cert staff.
24 / M / 5'9" / 135lbs
Shoulder press 1-1-1-1-1 reps
Push press 3-3-3-3-3 reps
Push Jerk 5-5-5-5-5 reps
I stupidly didn't practice the push jerk before starting, and so my form was lousy. Bah.
Wanted to give props to my 12 year old daughter Emily, who set an all time PR dead lifting 125 pounds! (I made her stop there, but she had plenty of strength left!)
We did a work out tonight with "heavy" dead lifts, then a metcon with dead lift, push ups and rowing, while focusing on form.
made up for yesterdays WOD
7:52 20lb dumbbell in between my legs for pull ups
Congrats and thank you for all the hard work!
With as nuts as the military has gotten about being "certified" and having "certs" this may be a huge step forward in getting more folks Cross-Fit.
Congrats to Coach, Nicole and Dave. This is great news
It's cool that you set out to get this ANSI thing and achieved your goal. Sure it wasn't easy but does it really matter? no, not really and people should be aware it doesn't make your crossfit cert more valuable.
Alright USAF... you better recognize!!!
GREAT JOB Dave and Nicole!!! And thanks to all the HQ crew and fantastic trainers who have pitched in to develop this.
Congrats to the entire Crossfit community and Coach all the way from India..
Congrats to Coach and the entire Crossfit comm. Awesome.. Hoping CrossFit puts the NSCA out of "business"!
Congrats Nicole and all your accred. team.
I just recently passed my NASM test,and I can tell you that just the information on the crossfit site that's free is by far more educational than the garbage pumped out of these certifications like NASM. I was so disappointed. I fell asleep everytime I cracked the NASM text and would end up just watching journal videos instead. NASM is accredited by someone,but I don't even care enough to look up who it is. You know they don't even mention a pull up in the whole NASM text? Squats get passing mention,and they don't even try and go into the ROM issue. No mention of olympic lifts. If you trained people according to the NASM text,they would fall asleep on the lat pull-down machine as you said,oooooooooone,twwwwwwwwwooooooo,good,thrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeee. Sad. And here NASM was recommended to me by personal trainers in my area. I should've just saved an extra $300 and took the L1 cert,but at the time,I just didn't know any better. But the NASM text is hard......only by virtue of how boring the material is to learn. serously.
Thats Awesome. Congrats to Coach, Nicole, Dave and all HQ Stuff. A great milestone for the community :)
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 Shoulder press
20 Du's between each set
"JT" hero workout