Certified CrossFit Coach

Eligibility Requirements


The Certified CrossFit Coach (CCFC) performance evaluation is a one-day assessment of a trainer’s ability to coach CrossFit. Candidates will coach two workouts and be evaluated across six domains and 14 subdomains. This is not an instructional or educational course; it is an evaluation only. Successful candidates earn the designation of Certified CrossFit Coach (CCFC), which is the highest credential CrossFit offers to trainers. This evaluation is for experienced trainers who have been coaching CrossFit in a group setting for several years. The successful candidate is comfortable coaching a group of athletes of varied and unknown skill levels and abilities through any number of movements common to CrossFit.

Candidate Handbook

Additional Information

CrossFit reserves the right to update pricing at any time. Evaluation pricing is applicable at the time evaluation registration is opened. Applicable local taxes are added at checkout.

Education and Experience

Candidates must possess active credentials in one of the following paths:

Path 1

  • Current Certified CrossFit Level 3 Trainer (CF-L3)
  • Current CPR/AED certificate

Path 2

  • Current Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT)
  • Current CPR/AED certificate

Note: Prerequisites must be current at the time of the CCFC evaluation.


CrossFit raters will evaluate each candidate using the following six domains:

  • Teaching: The ability to clearly and accurately communicate the essential elements of each movement.
    • The information is clear and complete, and movement demonstation is effective.
    • The information is provided in an organized, succinct, and clear manner.
  • Seeing: The ability to discern sound from unsound movement mechanics and identify both gross and subtle faults.
    • Movement faults are identified in static positions.
    • Movement faults are identified in dynamic movement.
  • Correcting: The ability to facilitate optimal mechanics for any level of athlete within a training session; the ability to make a tangible, visible difference for more efficient, effective, and safe movement.
    • Tangible and visual differences are made so static positions more efficient, effective, and safe.
    • Tangible and visual differences are made so dynamic movements more efficient, effective, and safe.
    • Effective communication and prioritization are used to make noticable improvements.
  • Group Management: The ability to organize and manage small group training sessions to optimize flow and participant experience.
    • Time is effectively managed in order to run a successful class within a 1-hour period.
    • Optimal communication and organization allow for effective coaching of all athletes within the class.
  • Presence and Attitude: The ability to create a positive and engaging learning environment for any athlete.
    • All athletes are engaged and rapport is developed in order to create an enjoyable class environment.
    • Athletes are provided with empathy and respect to keep the class positive and engaging.
  • Application: The ability to maximize the safety, efficacy, and efficiency of results while coaching others.
    • Threshold training is applied effectively in order to balance technical improvements and relative intensity.
    • Athletes are scaled appropriately based on skill level or physical abilities.
    • There is an appropriate use of warm-ups and cool-downs.

Candidates must agree to abide by the CrossFit Standards of Professional Practice and these principles to their use of the Certified CrossFit Coach credential at all times. A Certified CrossFit Coach must:

  • act in accordance with all applicable national and local laws and regulations, which includes all applicable business, employment, copyright, and intellectual-property laws.
  • act in accordance with all applicable CrossFit policies, procedures, rules, agreements, standards, and guidelines.
  • promote all individuals’ welfare,respect their dignity and right to participate in exercise and provide competent, fair, and equal treatment to all individuals regardless of gender, age, disability, occupation, ethnic origin, color, cultural background, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, or political opinion.
  • uphold and enhance public appreciation and trust for CrossFit and CrossFit Coaches. CrossFit Coaches will not engage in any behavior that adversely affects CrossFit or compromises their professional responsibility either within their practice and publicly (to include all forms of social media).
  • have a sincere commitment to providing the highest quality of care to those who seek the professional services of a CrossFit Coach.
  • act in the client's best interest in order to respect the client's privacy and dignity, protect the client from harm, and advocate for the client's welfare.
  • refer athletes or clients to more qualified fitness, medical, or healthcare professionals when appropriate.
  • consistently maintain and improve professional knowledge and competence, striving for excellence through regular assessment of personal and professional strengths and weaknesses and continued professional development.
  • preserve the confidentiality of clients’ personal and privileged information. CrossFit Coaches will not release any information to a third party not involved with the client’s care without a written release unless required by law.