SCCC Certification Exam Registration

SCCC registration and certification fee are due by Wednesday, October 16, 2019 for the December 2019 written retake SCCC Certification Exam, and by Friday, February 21, 2020 for the Spring 2020 SCCC Certification Exam.

ATTENTION: It is important to pay your Annual Membership dues before paying other dues and fees in order to receive your member discount. The 2019-2020 Membership year runs from August 1, 2019 - July 31, 2020.

Please use the links below to submit an application for the SCCC Certification Examination. You can submit your application online, or you can print out a hard copy of the application and email it to Once you have submitted an application for the exam you must fulfill all SCCC Certification requirements by their scheduled deadlines in order to complete your registration. Please click here to view requirements and deadlines.

Printable Copy of the December 2019 SCCC Written Retake Exam Application

Printable Copy of the Spring 2020 SCCC Exam Application

Please submit to

SCCC Exam Application

Click here for the SCCC Certification Handbook.

To be eligible to take the SCCC Certification Examination, an individual must be a currently practicing, full-time, strength and conditioning coach on the collegiate or professional level, or a student preparing to become a full-time strength and conditioning coach on this level. Our goal as an association is to identify, educate, serve, and prepare those individuals who want to be solely full-time strength and conditioning coaches of collegiate and professional athletic teams. Dual certification in other fields is not permitted in order to protect the integrity and value of the SCCC Certification and the profession of full-time collegiate and professional-level strength and conditioning. The various positions of strength and conditioning coach, sport coach, athletic trainer, physical therapist, teacher/researcher, personal trainer, etc., are each so broad and vast in scope that it is impossible to be effective and competent in more than one of these professions simultaneously. Each of these professions has its own organization and certification, designed specifically to meet its unique needs. With its certification process, the CSCCa is providing a door, through which only those individuals who want to be full-time strength and conditioning coaches on the collegiate and professional level can pass. We hope to send a message to all institutions that a full-time strength and conditioning coaching position is extremely important and should be provided at every institution with an athletic program.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Below is a table outlining the cancellation/refund policy for the next two scheduled SCCC Certification Exams. Please note that refunds are subject to a processing time and may take up to three weeks after the completion of the scheduled testing window.

December 2019 Exam Cancellation Received By: May 2020 Certification Exam Cancellation Received By: Terms of Cancellation
Before October 16, 2019 Before February 21, 2020 Full refund provided*
October 16, 2019 - November 1, 2019 February 21, 2020 - March 18, 2020 $25 Non-refundable cancellation fee*
November 1, 2019 - December 1, 2019 March 18, 2020 - April 15, 2020 $100 Non-refundable cancellation fee*
After December 1, 2019 After April 15, 2020 No refund provided*

*Cancellation Note: In order to receive a refund or to have payment applied to a later exam, the SCCC Candidate must request a cancellation in writing. Appeals for refunds after the established deadlines due to extenuating circumstances may be submitted by email to the CSCCa National Office. Please be aware, however, that appeals will not be accepted more than two weeks after the applicable testing window closes.