CrossFit Level 1 Course, Renton, WA, May 8 and 9, 2010

Renton, Washington
Saturday, May 08, 2010

Level 1 Trainer Course Test

 

What can I expect on the Level 1 Trainer Course test?

The test is 50 multiple-choice questions based on the core concepts, methodology and foundational movements of CrossFit.  All of the material used comes directly from the two-day Trainer Course and the CrossFit Training Manual.  It takes approximately 1 hour and is a closed book/ notes test.

 

How difficult is the test?

The test is designed to be a review of the two-day Level 1 Trainer Course and reinforce the essential elements behind CrossFit training.  Anyone who familiarizes him or herself with the CrossFit Training Manual, participates in a Level 1 Trainer Course and has a high school education will have little difficulty passing the test.  Unlimited opportunities to retake the test should ensure success for anyone driven towards achievement.

 

What is the best way to prepare for the test?

Attend a Level 1 Trainer Course and study the CrossFit Training Manual.  Experience and familiarity with CrossFit through training at a local affiliate or utilizing CrossFit.com will also be helpful.

 

Where can I get the CrossFit Training Manual?

A link to the manual can be found in the confirmation email sent upon completing registration for the Level 1 Course.  You are responsible for downloading this material yourself.  If you have problems or do not receive this material please contact seminars@crossfit.com for assistance.

 

What should I bring for the test?

A government issued photo ID, printed registration receipt and a sharpened #2 pencil with eraser.

 

What is the significance of passing the test?

Passing the test means individuals have demonstrated minimal understanding of the CrossFit fundamentals, both concepts and movement.  This is a starting point to begin training others and continue successful development as a CrossFit Trainer.  It affords the rights and privileges of a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer per the Trainer Licensing Agreement and the opportunity to apply for affiliation.

 

What if I do not pass the test?

Those that decline to take or fail the test will receive a Level 1 Certificate of Attendance at the conclusion of the Level 1 Trainer Course.  Attempts to retest will be offered for $150 each.  There is no limit to the number of times the test may be retaken.

 

What is the difference between a Level 1 Trainer Certificate and a Certificate of Attendance?

A Trainer Certificate is required to train others (per the Trainer Licensing Agreement), become an affiliate owner, and take the Level 2 Course.  A Certificate of Attendance simply documents participation at a Level 1 Trainer Course and does not legally grant the rights & privileges to train others using CrossFit.

 

I have no intention of becoming a trainer or owning an affiliate, do I need to take the test?

No.  However, it is recommended that everyone take the test, at least once, because it highlights essential concepts and reinforces the fundamentals taught during the Level 1 Trainer Course.  A Certificate of Attendance is sufficient recognition for individuals desiring to learn and better themselves (not train others) through CrossFit’s methodology for health & fitness.

 

 

Will there be an online version of the test?

No.  The test will only be administered and monitored in person.

 

What if I live in a remote area or overseas?

Beginning in April, the Level 1 tests will be offered at every Level 1 Trainer Course, both in the United States and internationally.  Australia & New Zealand will be the only exception to this, where the consistent offering of the Level 1 test will begin May 1, 2010.  Additionally, we are looking at the possibility of offering private, proctor monitored, testing sessions for large groups upon request; however, this is not being offered at the moment.

 

When will I know if I passed or failed my test?

Test results will be provided on site approximately 15 to 30 min after completion.

 

Will I be told what I failed?

Yes.  If you fail the test an email will be sent within a few days of the Level 1 Trainer Course.  This email will include a summary of your performance on the test and recommended areas of study to assist in future testing attempts.  Those who pass the test will receive only their scores and certificates on site.

 

When does my Level 1 Trainer Certificate expire?

5 years from the most recent successful test date.  Certificates of Attendance will not expire.

 

I will be required to retake the test every 5 years in order to maintain a Trainer Certificate and/or my Affiliation?

Yes.  However, those who attain the new Level 2 Certification will only be required to maintain currency of their Level 2 (more details regarding the Level 2 Course will be available soon).

 

How much is the test going to cost?

Test costs are included in the registration fee of the Level 1 Trainer Course.  The cost for retesting will be $150.

 

 

Retests & Renewals

 

I am already a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer; do I need to take the test?

Yes.  Everyone will be required to pass the test by Dec 31, 2011 in order to keep a Level 1 Trainer Certificate current.

 

My current Level 1 Certificate expires on Dec 31, 2011?

Yes.  All Level 1 Certificates dated before April 1, 2010, that do not get updated with a passing test score, automatically become Certificates of Attendance on Dec 31, 2011.

 

What happens if I have a Level 1 Certificate dated prior to April 1, 2010 and I do not take or pass the Level 1 Trainer Course test by Dec 31, 2011?

All Level 1 Certificates will become Certificates of Attendance and the rights and privileges of the Trainer Licensing Agreement will be forfeited.

 

How do I register for the test and renew my Level 1 Trainer Certificate?

Follow the regular registration links on CrossFit.com to register for any Level 1 Trainer Course.  In the registration system there will be an option to register for ‘Test Only’.  Verify the current certificate by providing the location and date of the Level 1 Trainer Course previously attended.

 

I have a Certificate from a Level 1 Course prior to April 1, 2010, how much does my renewal test cost?

Certificates for a Level 1 Course prior to April 1, 2010 will have until Dec 31, 2011 to take the test once, free of charge.  Certificates of Attendance and failed Level 1 tests after April 1, 2010 will cost $150.

 

How do I register to retake a failed test?

Follow the regular registration links on CrossFit.com to register for any Level 1 Trainer Course.  In the registration system there will be an option to register for ‘Test Only’.  Verify the current certificate by providing the location and date of the Level 1 Trainer Course previously attended.

 

Do I have to have attended a Level 1 Trainer Course in order to take the test?

Yes.  Proof of attendance at a previous Level 1 Trainer Course will be required to register for the ‘Test Only’ option.

 

After I register for the ‘Test Only’ option, how and when do I actually take the test?

Show up at 3:30pm on Day Two at the location of the Level 1 Trainer Course registered for.  Check in at the registration desk with a government issued picture ID, printed registration receipt, sharpened #2 pencil with eraser, and wait to be seated with the Level 1 attendees for the test.

 

Can I register on site at a Level 1 location?

No.  The only method available for registration is through the registration system at CrossFit.com.  The ‘Test Only’ option closes one week prior to the Level 1 Trainer Course.

 

Does the Level 1 test affect my Level 2 Certification?

Yes.  Current Level 2 Certifications require passing the Level 1 test and receiving a current Level 1 Trainer Certificate by Dec 31, 2011.

 

I am an Affiliate, what happens if I do not pass the Level 1 test?

Current Affiliates will have until Dec 31, 2011 to pass the Level 1 test.  Any Affiliate that has not passed by this date forfeits the rights and privileges of a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, including Affiliation.  CrossFit HQ will make every attempt to work through a solution before this happens, provided there is a legitimate effort and circumstance on the Affiliate’s part.

 

 

Please visit the CrossFit.com FAQ for details on other aspects of CrossFit Certifications and Seminars.  If you still have unanswered questions please feel free to contact seminars@crossfit.com.

 

 

 

 

Payment Instructions

  • Your final balance is due paid in full six weeks prior to the course.  Please place a $250 deposit to secure your spot.  You can continue to make payments as long as your balance is paid in full six weeks prior to the course or you will forfeit your spot
    **Checks accepted in US funds ONLY.

    If you are paying by check then you have two options for sending it to us:

    BY MAIL
    CrossFit, Inc.
    P.O. Box 29869   
    Phoenix, AZ  85038-9869

     

    BY COURIER

    Wells Fargo Lockbox S4001-01A
    Ref: Crossfit, Inc. Box 29869
    1305 W. 23rd St.
    Tempe, AZ  85282


    Please indicate who and what the payment is for and mail your deposit check right away.  Your final balance is due paid in full six weeks prior to the course.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


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