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The SCJ is the professional
journal for strength coaches, personal trainers, physical therapists, athletic
trainers, and other health professionals working in the strength and conditioning
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CEU Reporting Policies and Procedures
CEU Reporting Form
In order to remain certified, NSCA Certification requires that each Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS®), Certified Special Population Specialist (CSPS™), NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT®), and Tactical Strenth and Conditioning Facilitator (TSAC-F™) maintain a current CPR certification
and complete Continuing Education Units (CEU) requirements. The
purpose of continuing education is to encourage certified individuals
to stay current of evolving knowledge and skills in the profession, and
promote the ongoing competency of those certified.
As the NSCA continues to enhance our member online services,
we will be introducing a new and improved online CEU reporting option.
During the time we are working to enhance the online
functionality for CEU reporting, certified professionals can use the 2012-2014 CEU Reporting Form to
record CEUs and keep track of what has been earned.
Thank you for your patience as the NSCA works to improve
your online CEU reporting functionality.
Recertification with Distinction is a recognition program that honors certified professionals who have shown exemplary involvement in the NSCA. This is a select group of certified individuals who have met a high standard for continuing education and are acknowledged for their significant role and participation in the NSCA and the strength and conditioning and personal training professions.
The Recertified with Distinction program benefits those who qualify by enhancing their professional status and by providing several forms of public recognition including:
• A specially designed certificate honoring the accomplishment.
• The right to use the trademark protected “*D” as an extension of their CSCS, CSPS, NSCA-CPT, and TSAC-F credential(s).
• Recognition in NSCA printed materials and on the Recertified with Distinction Honor Roll.
• Special notation on NSCA conference badges.
• To qualify for being Recertified with Distinction, a certified professional must meet the minimum recertification requirements established by the NSCA for the current recertification period.
• Acquire a total of 10.0 CEUs in activities sponsored by the NSCA (the requirements are not prorated for those certified after January 2012 and CEU category maximum rules do not apply). Note that the CEU requirement increases for professionals who have multiple credentials and wish to receive the Recertified with Distinction status for more than one credential.
Examples of the CEUs earned from the following activities that can be applied toward the Recertified with Distinction include:
• Attending an NSCA clinic, conference or symposium
• Presenting at an NSCA clinic, conference or symposium
• Authoring an article for an NSCA publication
• Serving on an NSCA committee, council or board
• Passing an NSCA CEU Quiz
• Hosting a CSCS or an NSCA-CPT exam or symposium
• Earning an additional NSCA certification
Once certified individuals have met the requirements to become recertified, any additional qualifying CEUs will be credited toward becoming Recertified with Distinction. Once you have completed the required amount of CEUs for becoming Recertified with Distinction, you will be given the option to complete the Recertification with Distinction process by submitting the corresponding fee.
Note that the Recertified with Distinction application does not replace the standard CEU reporting submission. Both submissions must be completed within the reporting period, and both fees must be paid. The standard CEU reporting must be submitted first.