Continuing Education Program Overview

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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 (we recommend you obtain 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. 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 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. Annual membership dues are non-refundable.
  • Completion of Health and Safety Quiz
    Health and safety of the athlete continues to be the top priority for strength and conditioning coaches. Over the past decade there have been a number of deaths and injuries that have occurred during the strength and conditioning training sessions. The CSCCa is working hard to educate its member coaches regarding important health concerns that are related to exertion. While many of the areas covered are primarily handled by the sports medicine staff, it is extremely important that strength and conditioning coaches have a basic working knowledge of these conditions.
  • Proof of CPR, First Aid, & AED Certification
    Certified Members must submit proof of CPR, First Aid, and AED Certification (must be valid on July 31, 2022 which is the CSCCa National Office CEU Cycle Deadline) We recommend going through the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or the National Safety Council. While hands-on courses for all three certifications are ideal and strongly recommended, effective August 1, 2019, First Aid Courses are no longer required to include a hands-on portion. CPR/AED Courses, however, must include a hands-on portion and courses completed solely online will not be accepted. *Please note that Basic Life Support (BLS) does NOT include First Aid certification.*

  • 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.