Certified CrossFit Coach

Due to the global impact of COVID-19, the CCFC credential launch has been delayed. We will update this site as more information becomes available.

The Certified CrossFit Coach (CCFC) performance evaluation is a one-day assessment of a trainer’s ability to effectively coach CrossFit movements and run an effective class. Candidates will coach two workouts and be evaluated across six domains: teaching, seeing, correcting, class management, presence and attitude, and application. 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. Successful candidates earn the designation of Certified CrossFit Coach (CCFC), which is the highest credential CrossFit trainers can earn.


The CCFC evaluation is a performance-based assessment of a candidate’s ability to coach athletes of varying experience and ability levels through a typical 60-min. class at a CrossFit affiliate. The evaluation consists of two CrossFit classes coached by the candidate.

The evaluation assesses a candidate’s proficiency in six main domains:

  • Teaching (to include demonstration)
  • Seeing
  • Correcting
  • Class management
  • Presence and attitude
  • Application

Each domain represents one quality of an effective coach, and the content outline in the Candidate Handbook includes the knowledge and skills required to be effective in that domain. Candidates can assess their readiness for the evaluation according to their ability to demonstrate these skills in their regular coaching practice.

The CCFC evaluation is NOT an educational course, nor an opportunity to receive feedback on your coaching. Raters are not able to discuss your evaluation performance. Performance is addressed formally through the written results diagnostic only.

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.


There are no specific study materials for the Certified CrossFit Coach evaluation.

The best preparation for this evaluation is to accrue as much practical CrossFit coaching experience as possible. Since the CCFT is a prerequisite, the study materials for the CCFT exam are relevant to the CCFC. However, there is no written portion to the CCFC evaluation. Instead, the candidate needs to be able to skillfully apply the knowledge demonstrated during the CCFT examination in a real-time coaching environment.

Candidates should be very familiar with all information presented in the following sections of the CCFC Candidate Handbook: The Evaluation, Preparing for the Evaluation, and the Content Outline.

Additional helpful reading and course work:

There are no practice evaluations for the CCFC evaluation. The best practice is daily coaching within the affiliate setting.