Full-Time for 12 or more years with a collegiate and/or a professional athletic team

ATTENTION: There is now Member and Non-Member pricing. Membership is no longer required for National Conference attendance or SCCC certification and CEU fulfillment. Annual membership dues (membership year runs from August 1- July 31) must be paid by corresponding deadlines in order to receive the member discounted pricing for: conference registration, SCCC Certification fees, and CEU reporting & CSCCa course fees. A non-compliance fee will be assessed for individuals who do not pay the membership fee by the corresponding deadline, but who have received discounted pricing for any CSCCa dues and fees.

The following is a summary of SCCC Certification Requirements for actively practicing full-time collegiate or professional-level strength and conditioning coaches who have a minimum of 12 years full-time collegiate and/or professional-level strength and conditioning coaching experience:

Requirement Description Deadline
Exam Application Applications can be submitted here. February 21, 2020
CSCCa Code of Conduct A signed CSCCa Code of Conduct must be submitted to the CSCCa National Office in order to sit for the SCCC Certification Exam. February 21, 2020
Current CSCCa Membership Dues Membership Dues

Full time: $110/year

February 21, 2020
Certification Fee Certification Fee

Member: $360 -- Non Member: $470

February 21, 2020
Bachelor's Degree Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution. A sealed, official transcript verifying attainment of a Bachelor's Degree is required. Transcripts issued to students or copies will not be accepted. Transcripts must be sent from the University's Records Department directly to the CSCCa National Office either electronically to info@cscca.org or mailed in an official, sealed envelope. February 21, 2020
CPR/AED/First Aid Card Copy of the front and back of CPR, First Aid, and AED certification card obtained through the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or a similar organization which must be current on the date of the exam, must be faxed, mailed, or emailed to the national office. We will not accept any CPR, First Aid, and AED card obtained solely online. Additionally, CPR/First Aid/AED Courses must meet AHA requirements. March 18, 2020
Program Design* Submission of a program design to the CSCCa National Office via email. Template and instructions will be emailed to registered candidates in early March. April 1, 2020
Pass Written Certification Examination A passing score on the written certification exam must be obtained.
Pass Practical Certification Examination* Passing score on both stations of the CSCCa Practical Certification Examination, administered by a panel of Master Strength and Conditioning Coaches. This includes providing a reasonable rationale for a strength and conditioning program design by the candidate for a specified sport.
Certification fees will be accepted after August 1, 2019.
    Upcoming Testing Windows:
        * Written Exam: April 1- May 6, 2020

        * Practical Exam : May 6, 2020