Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the ongoing learning process a Certified Trainer employs to advance professional knowledge, skills and abilities beyond minimum requirements. This ongoing learning process is accomplished by activities such as attending seminars, courses or lectures; attending coaching workshops, or participating in advisory panels.
It is expected that through the CPD process, trainers will develop goals and follow individualized learning plans to ensure that they meet and exceed the standard of practice in the fitness industry. Appropriate CPD activities are empirically based (i.e., have some practical application and are not purely theoretical), relevant and applicable to improving fitness and health as defined by CrossFit, presented by a qualified source or instructor who is in good standing with CrossFit, LLC, and free from commercial bias.
Certificants are required to complete 36 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) of approved professional-development activities within the three category types.
View Professional-Development Activity Types
See the Candidate Handbook for a complete description of each category and complete instructions on how to receive credit for each course or activity.
The courses below are not administered by CrossFit Inc. They are third-party courses which have met the standards to offer training for the purpose of professional development and are authorized to grant CEUs for CrossFit recertification requirements.
It is possible to receive credit for a course or activity that is not listed under Approved Providers. The course or activity must meet CrossFit's standards for CPD activities and all approvals are made on a case-by-case basis. There is a nonrefundable US$25 administrative fee to submit this request.
Requests can be made before or after the course or activity is completed; however, submitting a request is not a guarantee of approval. It is recommended that a request be submitted prior to enrolling in a course to determine if it will count toward maintaining the CCFT credential. Remember, all Individualized Professional Development activities require pre-approval.