Fortunately for those who aren’t yet ready to set out on their own, the qualifying hours required for an L3 certification can be earned at any qualified CrossFit gym that allows an L2 certification holder to independently coach classes or train clients.
While many CrossFit instructors never end up earning their Level 4 certification, it’s practically a non-negotiable for those looking to work with professional athletes.
Whether you aspire to train semi-pro and professional CrossFit athletes for competitions or hope to use your L4 certification to open the door to joining another high-level professional athletic training program, this certification is considered the gold standard of CrossFit coaching.
To qualify for a Level 4 CrossFit certification, candidates must have a current L3 certification, meet all the aforementioned prerequisites for certification, and demonstrate a minimum of 1500 hours of professional-level or collegiate coaching experience.
Once a candidate qualifies for the L4 certification, they’ll need to take and pass an exam to earn their certificate.
In the interest of upholding the highest standard of professional training, CrossFit Inc. requires certification holders to participate in a 3-year re-certification process.
To maintain their certification, a CrossFit coach must: