There are three levels of CrossFit Certification: Levels 1, 2, and 3.
Level 1 Certification: Fundamentals
Level 1 Certification encompasses sufficient understanding of CrossFit's methods, concepts, and movements to continue independent and successful development as a CrossFit trainer or athlete.
Level 2 Certification: Virtuosity
Level 2 Certifications is designed for those who are interested in advancing their training skills by demonstrating, and being evaluated on, their ability to teach CrossFit concepts and movements. The Level 2 Certifications include education on nutrition, programming, the movements, and teaching the movements to others. Also covered are some of the intangibles of training and the business of training. Prerequisites for Level 2 are completion of the Level 1 course, and training others using CrossFit movements and concepts for at least 6 months is recommended.
Level 3 Certification: Mastery
The Level 3 Certification is the highest level. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to train other trainers by attending a CrossFit Level 1 Certification as an intern. It also requires in-depth study of the key components of CrossFit's programming through attending at least 5 of the following CrossFit Specialist Certifications:
* Basic Barbell with Coach Mark Rippetoe * Olympic Lifting with Coach Mike Burgener * Kettlebell Basics with Coach Jeff Martone * Running and Endurance with Coaches Brian MacKenzie and Mike Collins * Gymnastics with Coach Roger Harrell * Nutrition with Robb Wolf * CrossFit Kids Certification with Jeff and Mikki Martin * Triathlon with Coach Mike Collins
Prerequisites for Level 3 include CrossFit Level 1 and 2 Certification as well as having qualified (through Level 2 score) to come back as an intern for a CrossFit Level 1 Certification.