CEU Reporting Information

The following table outlines the CEU reporting information for the CSCCa. Certified and compliant members must attain 45 CEU's over each 3-year reporting period, the current one beginning August 1, 2022 and ending July 31, 2025 (15 CEU's recommended per year).

Click HERE to download the CSCCa CEU/Recertification Policies and Procedures Handbook.

Category SUB-CATEGORY ACTIVITY # CEUs REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
1 HEALTH & SAFETY A CPR/AED/FIRST AID
CERTIFICATION
Proof of Current CPR/AED/First Aid Certification
REQUIRED
Expired CPR/AED/First Aid certification will not be accepted
Please see Notes section for more information
0 CEUs: REQUIRED Proof of CPR/AED/FIRST AID Certification current on or after the final day of the current 3-year reporting period, July 31, 2025. Must be submitted by the reporting period deadline: 7/31/25
B HEALTH & SAFETY QUIZ Completion of the Health & Safety quiz once during each 3-year CEU cycle is required to maintain certification.  Must be taken once every 3-year CEU cycle.
REQUIRED
3.0 CEUs:
REQUIRED
Complete the Health and Safety quiz on the CSCCa website under CEU Programs tab, click on Health and Safety CEU. Upon completion of the quiz with a passing score of 80% or higher, your CEUs will be automatically awarded to your account.
Quiz link: https://cscca.org/ceu/csccacourses
C HEALTH & SAFETY CEUs View videos and/or read articles and complete the accompanied online quizzes for CEUs from our educational partners, U.S. Council for Athletes’ Health. CEUs vary per course and/or bundle package. Enter portal on CSCCa website under CEU program, click on Approved Courses. Watch courses, pay fee, complete corresponding quiz with passing grade, submit course completion certificate to CEU coordinator at CEU@CSCCa.org
2 CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE A CSCCa NATIONAL CONFERENCE Attendance at the CSCCa National Conference each year is a great opportunity to immerse oneself in the industry's latest trends and topics being discussed 15 CEUs per conference
(Max 45 CEU's per 3-year reporting period)
Conference attendees must submit their Completion Certificate for CEUs to CEU Coordinator at CEU@CSCCa.org
B CSCCA APPROVED EVENTS Attending conferences, clinics, seminars, workshops, & live streamed events. The content must be related to the scope of practice in the strength & conditioning profession. If CSCCa CEU Approved Logo is not listed on event advertisements, please submit event information PRIOR to registering to ensure  you will recieve CEUs for attending.  CEUs are not guaranteed if event does not have prior approval. 0.5 CEUs per contact hour
Max 8 CEU's for any single event
(Max 20 CEU's per 3-year reporting period)
Submission of required documentation  includes 1) an official itinerary showing all speakers, topics, and times of presentations 2) Submission of a Completion Certificate including your name, event name, and event date is required. Submit to CEU coordinator at ceu@cscca.org
3 PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS A CSCCa SPONSORED COMMITTEES & MEETINGS Participation in CSCCa-sponsored meetings and committees, including SCCC Practical Examination Administration, Committee Participation, Certification Commission, Board of Directors, etc. 2 CEUs
(Some activities will be awared additional CEUs on a case-by-case basis)
No reporting is necessary as the CSCCa National Office awards CEUs automatically by the CEU Coordinator.
B TEACHING UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE OR GRADUATE COURSES Teaching approved courses at an institution of higher learning. For instructors teaching the same class multiple times in the CEU period, instructor will receive full CEUs for the intial class is taught, then half the CEUs are awarded for subsequent classes taught thereafter in a CEU period. Instructors who co-teach a course (i.e. those who do not solely teach the entire course), can receive 3 CEUs per 12 hours of live physical instruction per semester.  3 CEUs per credit hour up to 12 CEUs per class, with a max of 20 CEUs per 3-year period Course syllabus must be submitted to the CSCCa National Office prior to teaching the course for approval for CEU credit. For co-instructors, Live Teaching Instruction Verification form must be submitted to the CSCCa National Office once the course has concluded, verifying the number of hours of live instruction taught per semester.  See Criteria for Course Approval for CEUs for more information.
C PUBLICATIONS Peer Reviewed: published works in which the certified individual serves as author or co-author in a peer-reviewed publication appearing in a citation journal and/or peer reviewed article.
Non-Peer Reviewed: published works in which the certified individual authors or co-authors abstract, magazine, or online article published in a lay or non-reviewed journal.
Published Books: publication for authoring full book. Books must be published through a nationally recognized publisher and relevant to the scope of practice in the field of strengh & conditioning.
Inventions: Provide information demonstrating where and how product may be purchased.
Peer Reviewed: 3 CEUs
Non-Peer Reviewed: 2 CEU's (Max 20 CEU's per 3-year reporting period)
Published Books or Inventions: Max 10 CEUs per publication for authoring full book and/or creators of inventions.
Max 5 CEUs per publication for chapters in a book.  (Max 20 CEU's per 3-year reporting period)
Note: All listed items above must be published/invented during the 3-year CEU cycle.
Peer Reviewed: A photocopy of cover of periodical, magazine, etc., and first page of article showing author’s name must be submitted to CEU coordinator at CEU@CSCCa.org
Non-Peer Reviewed: A photocopy of cover of periodical, magazine, for online: website address, and first page of abstract or article showing author’s name must be submitted to CEU coordinator at CEU@CSCCa.org
Published Books: Proof of copyright for published books; photocopy of book, table of content, and chapter title page for chapters published must be submitted to CEU coordinator at CEU@CSCCa.org
Inventions: Proof of registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) must be submitted to CEU coordinator at CEU@CSCCa.org
D PRESENTATIONS Presentations: Speaker or panelist at an in-person or online conferences, clinics, seminars, workshops, or giving poster presentations.
Podcast: podcast where you are the host, or you are a guest on a podcast. The topic of the podcast must be related to the scope of practice in the field of strength and conditioning.
3.0 CEU's per presentation which must last for 30 minutes or more of presentation time (including local and regional clinics). An additional 2.0 CEUs awarded for national or international level conference presentation.
For presenters giving the same presentation multiple times in a CEU period, presenter will recieve full CEUs for the first presentation, then half CEU for all subsequent presentations.
Podcast: 2.0 CEUs. (Max 20 CEU's per 3-year reporting period)
Presentations: An official copy of the conference itinerary listing the speaker and presentation, and a copy of the presentation, presentation outline, or poster summary must be submitted to CEU Coordinator at CEU@CSCCa.org
Podcast: A link to the podcast and published release date must be submitted to CEU coordinator at CEU@CSCCa.org
E MENTORING Serving as a CSCCa approved mentor in overseeing one of two pathways:
Pathway #1: SCCC 640-hour practicum will receive 6 CEUs per test candidate
Pathway #2: internships with individuals not seeking SCCC certification, provide a minimum of 320-hour internship
Pathway #1: 6 CEUs per SCCC test candidate
Pathway #2: 3 CEUs per internship.
(Max 20 CEUs per 3-year reporting period)
Please see notes section for more details
Pathway #1: Submission of Internship Completion form located in CSCCa Approved Mentor Booklet
Pathway #2: Submission of Internship Coordinator CEU Reporting form located as addendum in CSCCa Approved Mentor Booklet
Regardless of pathway, please submit Internship Completion form and/or Internship Coordinator CEU Reporting form to CERT@CSCCa.org
4 PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION A CSCCa RESOURCE LIBRARY CSCCa CEU Video & Article Courses: Presentations available on CSCCa.org. Must complete accompanying quiz. A $12 fee required.
CSCCa Partnered CEU Article Courses: 3rd party may or may not asses fee. Please look for CSCCa logo for approved courses.
1.0 CEU per CSCCa video/ article.
(Max 20 CEUs per CSCCa Video & Article courses per 3-year reporting period)
1.0 CEU per Partnered CEU article courses.
(Max 20 CEUs per Partnered article courses per 3-year reporting)
CSCCa CEU Video & Article Courses: CEU awarded automatically upon successful completion of quiz.
CSCCa Partnered CEU Article Courses: Completion Certificate must be submitted to CEU Coordinator at CEU@CSCCa.org
B OTHER APPROVED CEU COURSES Please see our library of pre-approved courses on CSCCa.org /CEU Program/Approved Courses to ensure your course will receive CEUs. If your course is not listed, we strongly recommend submission of course information PRIOR to enrolling for our Education Board to review and determine CEU eligibility. CEUs are not guaranteed if course information is submitted after course completion. 0.5 CEU's per contact hour
(Max 20 CEU's per 3-year reporting period)
A course Completion Certificate and official course itinerary including all speakers, topics, and times of presentations must be submitted to the CEU Coordinator at CEU@CSCCa.org
C PODCASTS AND WEBINARS Viewing podcast or webinars that are related to the scope of practice in the field of strength and conditioning and require completion of a quiz with a passing score. Please note podcast or webinars that do not have an accompanying quiz will not be accepted for CEUs. 0.5 CEU's per contact hour.
(Max 20 CEUs per category per 3-year reporting period) 
Completion Certificate and link to the podcast/webinar must be submitted to the CEU Coordinator at CEU@CSCCa.org 
D ENROLLED IN UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE and / or GRADUATE COURSES Taking approved courses at an institution of higher learning Undergraduate: 2 CEUs per credit hour up to 8 CEUs per class, with a max of 20 CEUs per 3-year period.
Graduate: 3 CEUs per credit hour up to 12 CEUs per class, with a max of 20 CEUs per 3-year period.
Course syllabus must be submitted for approval prior to the beginning of the course and verification of credit/letter grade received must be submitted upon completion of the course. Please submit all documentation to CEU Coordinator at CEU@CSCCa.org
See Criteria for Course Approval for CEUs for more information.
E CERTIFICATIONS Approved accredited certifications are listed on CSCCa.org /CEU Program/Approved Certifications to ensure your certification will receive CEUs. All certifications are related to the scope of practice in the field of strength and conditioning. 2.0 CEUs per certification, with a max of 10 CEUs per 3-year cycle. Copy of certification must be submitted to CEU Coordinator at CEU@CSCCa.org
ATTENTION:
    Maintaining SCCC Certification:
      In order to maintain your SCCC certification, every 3 years you must have the following items completed on or before the last day of the CEU cycle. The final day of the CEU cycle: July 31, 2025.
    • 45 CEUs
    • CPR/AED/First Aid Certification valid on or after July 31, 2025
    • Health and Safety quiz completed on or before July 31, 2025 (see CSCCa website: CEU program tab)
    • Payment of any outstanding balance on your account due on or before July 31, 2025

      Membership Dues:

        Membership dues are not required as part of your SCCC certification requirements. However, for members who hold MSCC certification, annual membership dues ARE REQUIRED for maintaining MSCC certification.

        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.

        CEU Fee Information

        • Pricing for CEU reporting fees:
            Member: - $20.00 per year, $60.00 per 3-year reporting period
              Non-Member: - $30.00 per year, $90 per 3-year reporting period

                The yearly fee is waived for attendance at the corresponding CSCCa Annual National Conference.

                • The CEU fee is an administrative fee and does not cover additional fees that are incurred as part of any other CEU component, for example, access to articles and videos.
                • There will be a fee for each video lecture/article of the CSCCa National Conference ($12.00 per 1 CEU). The videos will be followed by an online quiz that will be graded automatically. 100% accuracy must be achieved before credit will be given. This credit will be automatically applied to the individual's CEU tracking record.

                Events for CEU Approval

                • SCCC Certificants will receive 0.5 CEU's for each hour of attendance at approved non-CSCCa conferences or meetings for a max of 8CEU's for any single event.
                • Submission of required documentation includes:
                    1) an official itinerary showing all speakers, topics, and times of presentations
                      2) Submission of a Completion Certificate including your name, event name, and event date is required. Submit to CEU coordinator at ceu@cscca.org.

                        Criteria for University Course Approval for CEU's:

                        • Members taking a graduate or undergraduate- level course for CEU credit MUST take the course for a letter grade, i.e. an audit grade is not acceptable.
                        • Courses must be in a clearly aligned area of sport science, i.e. strength and conditioning, exercise physiology, exercise prescription, biomechanics & kinesiology, etc. Courses that would not meet these criteria include basic health and wellness, sport sociology, teaching methods courses, research methods courses, or foundations in PE courses.
                        • Courses must be university-approved and meet the minimum contact hours of 35 hours per 3 credit hour class taken. Courses meeting for longer are not eligible for additional CEUs.
                        • Courses must have a detailed syllabus including course objectives, course readings, dates of course, assessment methods, and detailed credit hour information. The number of credit hours must be clearly stated. The course syllabus must be submitted to the CSCCa CEU Coordinator, at ceu@cscca.org PRIOR to the beginning of the course. Inadequate details or non-submittal of syllabus will result in non-approval.
                        • If the same class is taught multiple times in the CEU period, the SCCC certified instructor will receive full CEUs for the initial class taught, then half the CEU's are awarded for subsequent classes taught thereafter in a quarter/semester in the CEU period.
                        • A maximum of 20 CEUs may be generated through teaching courses per 3-year reporting period.
                        • A maximum of 20 CEUs may be generated through taking courses per 3-year reporting period.
                        • SCCC Certified co-instructors must submit course syllabus to the CSCCa CEU Coordinator, at ceu@cscca.org PRIOR to teaching the course for approval for CEU credit. CSCCa CEU Coordinator will provide the co-instructor with a Live Teaching Instruction Verification form to be completed by the department head of the respective institution and returned to the CSCCa CEU Coordinator, at ceu@cscca.org by the co-instructor upon completion of course.
                        • Courses submitted for CEUs after the course has occurred, are not guaranteed CEUs. Please submit course syllabus PRIOR to the course beginning. This applies to both instructors and students. .
                          • Criteria for Mentoring Approval for CEU's:

                              Serving as a CSCCa Approved Mentor in overseeing one of the two pathways.
                              • Pathway 1: CSCCa approved mentors who oversee an SCCC 640-hour practicum will receive 6 CEU’s per test candidate
                              • Pathway 2: CSCCa mentors who oversee internships with individuals who do not take the SCCC exam will receive 3 CEU’s per internship
                                    a. Limited to CSCCa approved mentors only
                                        b. Internship must consist of the same educational standards as those who take the SCCC exam and include the recommended teaching topics in the CSCCa Mentor Book
                                            c. Internship must be a minimum of 320 hours
                                                d. No more than 3 CEU forms may be submitted per calendar year per mentor
                                                    1. CEUs are awarded for internship event, not per individual intern.
                                                        e. A mentor will not receive any more than 6 CEU's for a single individual intern/SCCC candidate per 3-year cycle

                                                        Note: All CSCCa approved mentors are limited to a maximum of 20 CEUs from this category per 3-year cycle from either one pathway or a combination of the two.

                                                      • Documentation Required:
                                                          1. Pathway 1: Submission of Internship Completion form by SCCC approved mentor who oversees a SCCC candidate sitting for exam
                                                            2. Pathway 2: Submission of Internship Coordinator CEU form by SCCC approved mentors

                                                              CPR, First Aid, and AED Certification Information

                                                              • Valid certification in CPR, AED, and First Aid are mandatory to maintain SCCC certification.
                                                              • Members must submit a CPR, First Aid, and AED Certification card that will be current July 31, 2025, for the current three-year reporting period that must be completed through the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, the National Safety Council, or similar organization.
                                                              • 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.

                                                              Reinstatement, Re-Certification & Additional Information
                                                            • Failure to fulfill all specified requirements for maintaining CEU's for each 3-year reporting period will result in the loss of the SCCC Certification.
                                                            • Reinstatement may be obtained in the following CEU Cycle once outstanding requirements and fees, including the $50 reinstatement fee, are completed.
                                                            • If a certificant fails to reinstate SCCC Certification in the CEU Cycle following their lapsed certification, they are no longer able to reinstate and must re-certify by retaking the written portion of the SCCC Certification Examination with a passing score.
                                                            • All materials submitted for CEU's are subject to approval by the Education Board.