The Level 1 provides an introductory education on the fundamental principles and movements of CrossFit. It is the starting point for anyone seeking to improve their health and fitness through effective training and nutritional strategies. Prospective coaches and gym owners take the Level 1 to acquire the foundational training required to help others become fitter and healthier using the CrossFit methodology.
The Level 1 offers expert instruction on the CrossFit methodology through two days of classroom instruction, small-group training sessions, and coach-led workouts. The Level 1 environment and all aspects of the course are supportive of all levels of athletes, from the absolute beginner to the more experienced.
Instruction includes lectures on foundational movements, the CrossFit methodology, nutrition, and programming.
SMALL-GROUP BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Sessions are conducted under low intensity with a low participant-to-instructor ratio. Each session focuses on improving individual participants’ mechanics while instructors engage participants in a dialogue that illuminates and reinforces effective coaching strategies.
Workouts provide examples of how to conduct a group class, hold a standard of proper mechanics when working at high intensity, and scale movements for any ability level.
Yes. Effective April 15, 2022, the price of the in-person CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 Certificate Courses increased to US$1,150. Due to the strength of some currencies, courses in select countries are exempt from the increase. See here for more details.
To receive a Level 1 Trainer Certificate, one must:
Attend the entire two-day course (approximately 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days). Attendance includes full exposure to all lectures, full participation in all practical breakout sessions, and full participation in all workouts.
If you do not meet these requirements, you are issued a Certificate of Attendance.
Any trainer with a current, valid credential (CF-OL1, CF-L1, CF-L2, CF-L3, CF-L4) obtained before April 15, 2022 is eligible for the $1,000 (or local equivalent) revalidation rate when registering for their Level 1 or Level 2.
English is the default language for the Level 1 Course. In some countries, a translator is provided, and 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.
No. Registration is available until the course is full or the start of the course, whichever comes first. However, there is a 20-percent fee added if registration takes place 14 days or less from the date of the course.
Yes. All aspects of the Level 1 Course can be scaled or modified to accommodate the ability of the participant.
Trainer certificates are individually mailed and can take four to six weeks to arrive for those living in the United States and eight to 12 weeks for those living outside the United States. Certificates of Attendance are emailed within one month of course attendance.
The minimum credential required to apply for affiliation is the CF-L1 (attend the Level 1 Certificate Course, pass the test, and maintain the credential). Since 2002, the Level 1 has served as the first step for a CrossFit trainer: an introductory course that provides a comprehensive review of the core concepts and methodology of CrossFit along with an introduction to CrossFit culture and community. It is an important experience for anyone seeking affiliation with CrossFit.
Participants must be at least 17 years old at the time of their test to be eligible to become a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. Please review the eligibility requirements and age policy outlined in the Level 1 Participant Handbook for more information. The minimum age requirement for participation in the Level 1 Certificate Course is 14.
CrossFit’s policy is to run seminars in compliance with country, state, and local jurisdiction rules and guidelines in response to COVID-19 in that region. Please understand that rules and guidelines may require the use of masks, employment of social distancing, and proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test results in order to be admitted into a gym facility and participate in the seminar. Be sure to review the local rules and guidelines for the location of your course and plan accordingly. Please know our team will support you on-site should you elect to wear a mask or take any other personal precautionary measures. You may contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions or concerns.
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