Continuing Education Program Overview

CSCCa Continuing Education Program Requirements for Maintaining the Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) Certification

  • Completion of 45 CEUs
    Certified Members must complete 45 CEUs (or 15 CEUs per academic year after certification was obtained) and submit proof of completion to the CSCCa National Office by the CEU Cycle Deadline.
  • Payment of all Membership Dues & Fees
    All applicable membership dues and fees for the corresponding 3-year CEU Cycle must be paid by the CEU Cycle Deadline.
  • Proof of CPR, First Aid, & AED Certification
    Certified Members must submit proof of CPR, First Aid, & AED Certification (must be valid on July 31, 2019) to the CSCCa National Office by the CEU Cycle Deadline. Online certifications are not accepted.

  • Purpose of Continuing Education

    Education has always been and will continue to be the central focus of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa). The organization has implemented a variety of programs and activities designed to keep strength and conditioning coaches current on the latest scientific research, developments, and innovations in their field and to help these coaches implement these concepts in their own programs safely and effectively. All CSCCa members are strongly encouraged to obtain the Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) Certification to identify them as individuals possessing the necessary knowledge, skills, techniques, and expertise to be an effective strength and conditioning coach on the collegiate and/or professional level.

    In order to ensure the validity and credibility of the SCCC Certification, it is necessary that individuals holding this prestigious certification continue to be updated and informed about recent developments and advances made in the field of strength and conditioning. To facilitate this, the CSCCa Certification Commission has implemented a Continuing Education Units (CEU) program. This program ensures not only that SCCC certified coaches stay current on the latest exercise science/research and its practical application in the field, but also that they are familiar with all NCAA rules and regulations affecting the design and implementation of strength and conditioning programs. The primary concern of the CSCCa and its member coaches continues to be the protection of the health and safety of the student athlete and to provide appropriate and effective exercise prescription that will maximize athletic performance safely and effectively while decreasing the risk of injury.