Media Guidelines

  • The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS®), the Certified Special Population Specialist (CSPS™), the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT®), and the Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator (TSAC-F™) credentials should always be presented using a standard format. Please review the guidelines prior to listing the credentials.


    Multiple credential Holders: 

     

    When a person holds multiple certifications, they should all appear after his/her name. Note that a comma follows the person's name, then a space, then the first credential's abbreviation followed immediately by a comma, a space and then the next credential's abbreviation. 

    The CSCS® is always listed first, followed by CSPS™, then NSCA-CPT®, and then TSAC-F™.

    Example: Jane Johnson, CSCS, NSCA-CPT  or Jonathan Jordan, CSCS, TSAC-F


     


     

     

    Listing the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS®) Credential

    When the credential is written out, each word except the conjunction "and" should be capitalized.

    Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist®

    When the credential is abbreviated, use capital letters with no spaces or periods.

    CSCS® 

    When the CSCS® credential is used in a sentence after a certificate holder's name, a comma should follow the credential mentioned.

    Example: Jane Johnson, CSCS, spoke at the conference.  

    The registered trademark symbol is not needed when the credentials are listed after a certificate holder's name. 

     

    Listing the Certified Special Population Specialist (CSPS™) credentials

     

    When the credential is written out, each word should be capitalized.

    Certified Special Population Specialist™

    When the credential is abbreviated, use capital letters with no spaces or periods.

    CSPS™

    When the CSPS™ credential is used in a sentence after a certificate holder's name, a comma should follow the credential mentioned.

    Example: Jane Johnson, CSPS, spoke at the conference.  

    The trademark symbol is not needed when the credentials are listed after a certificate holder's name. 

     

    Listing the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT®) certification

    When the credential is written out, each word should be capitalized. Note: There are no spaces before or after the hyphen separating NSCA and Certified.

         National Strength and Conditioning Association-Certified Personal Trainer®

    When the credential is abbreviated, use capital letters with no spaces or periods. Never split the credential at the hyphen at the end of a line. Never refer to the credential as CPT, always NSCA-CPT®. Note: There are no spaces before or after the hyphen.

        NSCA-CPT®

    When the NSCA-CPT® credential is used in a sentence after a certificate holder's name, a comma should follow the credential mentioned.

    Example: Jane Johnson, NSCA-CPT, spoke at the conference.  

    The registered trademark symbol is not needed when the credentials are listed after a certificate holder's name. 

    Listing the Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator (TSAC-F™) certification

     

    When the credential is written out, each word except the conjunction "and" should be capitalized. Note: There is not a hyphen separating Certified and Facilitator.

      Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator™

    When the credential is abbreviated, use capital letters with no spaces or periods. Never split the credential at the hyphen at the end of a line. Note: There are no spaces before or after the hyphen.

         TSAC-F™ 

    When the TSAC-F™ credential is used in a sentence after a certificate holder's name, a comma should follow the credential mentioned.

        Example: Jane Johnson, TSAC-F, spoke at the conference. 

    The trademark symbol is not needed when the credentials are listed after a certificate holder's name. 

    The CSCS, NSCA-CPT, and CSPS seals are registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and cannot be used in a proprietary manner without permission from the NSCA Certification.

    The following terms are also registered:

    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist®
    • CSCS®
    • NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer®
    • NSCA-CPT®
    • NSCA Certification ® 
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® 
    • CSPS® 
    • *D® 

    The CSCS, NSCA-CPT, and CSPS seals are registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and cannot be used in a proprietary manner without permission from the NSCA Certification.

    The following terms are also registered:

    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist®
    • CSCS®
    • NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer®
    • NSCA-CPT®
    • NSCA Certification ® 
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® 
    • CSPS® 
    • *D® 

    The CSCS, NSCA-CPT, and CSPS seals are registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and cannot be used in a proprietary manner without permission from the NSCA Certification.

    The following terms are also registered:

    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist®
    • CSCS®
    • NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer®
    • NSCA-CPT®
    • NSCA Certification ® 
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® 
    • CSPS® 
    • *D® 

    The CSCS, NSCA-CPT, and CSPS seals are registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and cannot be used in a proprietary manner without permission from the NSCA Certification.

    The following terms are also registered:

    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist®
    • CSCS®
    • NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer®
    • NSCA-CPT®
    • NSCA Certification ® 
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® 
    • CSPS® 
    • *D® 

    The CSCS, NSCA-CPT, and CSPS seals are registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and cannot be used in a proprietary manner without permission from the NSCA Certification.

    The following terms are also registered:

    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist®
    • CSCS®
    • NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer®
    • NSCA-CPT®
    • NSCA Certification ® 
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® 
    • CSPS® 
    • *D®