CrossFit Level 2 Certificate Course

THE LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE COURSE IS AN INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL SEMINAR THAT BUILDS ON THE CONCEPTS AND MOVEMENTS INTRODUCED AT THE LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE COURSE.

This course is ideally suited for any CrossFit trainer serious about delivering quality coaching. Students enhance their understanding of the CrossFit methodology, program design and implementation, and they advance their skills while coaching others in movements and workouts. Students need to come prepared to be heavily engaged; each leads individual and small-group training sessions, and classroom sessions are discussion-based. Peers and instructors provide feedback and evaluation.

Learning objectives

The Level 2 Certificate Course teaches participants to:

  1. Describe essential mechanics of functional movement.
  2. Demonstrate essential mechanics of functional movement.
  3. Identify static and dynamic faults.
  4. Define effective methods for correcting faults.
  5. Demonstrate correction of faults using tactile, verbal and visual cues.
  6. Exhibit and assess effective presence and attitude.
  7. Identify and demonstrate essential qualities of an effective trainer.
  8. Describe strategies for designing a program and evaluating its effectiveness.
  9. Outline and describe each key component of a class lesson plan.
  10. Evaluate the group management skill of a trainer.
  11. Evaluate individual's athletic capacity and be able to scale workouts to the appropriate level as needed.

Prerequisites

  • One must have a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate (CF-L1) or higher credential.
  • It is also strongly recommended participants have:
    1. At least six months of experience training individuals and groups using CrossFit methods.
    2. Completed the Online Scaling Course.

Test Results and Certificates

2017 Courses: Certificates are received at the completion of the seminar.

Beginning with 2018 Courses:

  • Test results are delivered to participants via email five to seven days from the test date.
  • Individuals receive a pass-or-fail result. No numerical score will be issued.
  • Certificates of attendance are emailed within one month of course attendance. Trainer certificates are individually mailed and can take four to six weeks to arrive for those living in the United States and eight to twelve weeks for those living outside the United States.

Language

TThe default language for the Level 2 Course is English. In some countries, a translator is provided. If a translator is provided, 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.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon successful completion of this course, a Certified CrossFit Trainer may claim 13 CEUs towards their continuing education.

Prices

  • Course:
    • If registered 14 days ​or more​ prior to the course date: US $1,000 or relative equivalent indicated on course registration page in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom
    • If registered within 14 days of the course date: US $1,​200 or relative equivalent indicated on course registration page in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom
  • Revalidation: US $1,000 or relative equivalent indicated on course registration page for courses in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom

CrossFit does not accommodate refunds or transfers.

Email seminars@crossfit.com for discounts for active duty or retired military personnel, first responders, and full-time school teachers.

Support

seminars@crossfit.com

Preparation

Read the Level 2 Participant Handbook.

  • It contains the policies and procedures you must agree to during registration.
  • It also contains test information, including number of questions and study tips.

Study the UPDATED CrossFit Level 2 Training Guide

  • This will enhance your experience and prepare you for the Level 2 test.
  • The material on the test is derived from the Training Guide and the course.

Spend time training others using CrossFit methods

  • Strongly recommend a minimum of 50 hours training others using CrossFit methods.
  • This experience best prepares you to coach in front of your peers and receive constructive feedback in real time.

Complete online course work

  • Strongly recommend that students complete CrossFit's Online Scaling Course.
  • This will best prepare you for the programming and scaling segments of the course test.

What to Bring

  • For courses held from January 2018 forward, personal electronic device (laptop or tablet device), headphones and charger. YOU MUST BRING THIS DEVICE WITH EXAMPLIFY (testing application) INSTALLED AND THE TEST DOWNLOADED TO CHECK IN ON DAY 1. Detailed instructions will be emailed prior to your course.
  • Printed version of the registration receipt.
  • Printed version of the Level 2 Training Guide and Workbook.
  • Government-issued photo ID.
  • Notebook and pen/pencil.
  • Suitable clothes for working out.
  • Snacks and fluids, as well as a meal if you do not plan on going off site during the lunch break.

Contact

seminars@crossfit.com

Instagram: @crossfittraining

Requirements

For courses held in 2017, to receive a Level 2 Trainer Certificate, one must:

  • Hold a valid and current CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate.
  • Attend and participate in all parts of the Level 2 Certificate Course.

For courses held from January 2018 forward, to receive a Level 2 Trainer Certificate, one must:

  • Hold a valid and current CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate (or higher credential).
  • Be at least 17 years old at the time of the test.
  • Be in good standing with CrossFit Inc.
  • Attend the entire two-day course (approximately 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. both days), to include:
    • 100 percent exposure to all lectures.
    • 100 percent participation in all practical break-out sessions.
    • 100 percent participation in all workouts (all workouts can and will be scaled appropriately for individuals with special needs).
  • Pass the Level 2 test in person.

If you do not meet these requirements, you are issued a Certificate of Attendance.

Schedule

Please arrive at 8:30 a.m. on Day 1 to check in.

(9 a.m.-5:15 p.m.)*

9:00
Opening remarks
9:10
Methodology lecture
9:40
Coaching Development
11:00
Methodology Lecture
12:05
Lunch
1:05
Coaching Development
2:25
Workout / Methodology Practical
3:25
Methodology Lecture
3:55
Methodology Practical
4:05
Coaching Development
5:10
Closing remarks

*The schedule may run until approximately 5:30 p.m. in locations with a translator. See "Language" section.

(9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.)

9:00
Opening remarks
9:05
Methodology Practical
9:30
Coaching Development
10:50
Workout / Coaching Development
12:00
Lunch
1:00
Methodology Lecture
2:00
Methodology Practical
3:20
Coaching Development
4:00
Test Administration *optional
5:25
Closing Remarks