• Recertification & Continuing Education
  • NSCA certifications are more than just exams, they are a commitment to continuous learning and professional excellence. Every three years, certificants must recertify by earning Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to demonstrate that their professional knowledge and skill is up-to-date. This is a recertification year, so be sure to complete the recertification process before December 31, 2014 to keep your certification active.

    Recertification Steps:
    • 1. Review the information on this page and then log in to your Account to see what CEUs you still need to earn.
    • 2. Visit the CEU Category pages below to start learning, and earn the CEUs you need.
    • 3. Report the CEUs you earn by using the “Report Now” button.
    • 4. Be sure to pay the recertification fee on the report page to complete the process.
    Original Certification Total CEUs Required Category A Max Category B Max Category C Max Category D Max
    Before 2012*† 6.0 5.5 4.0 5.5 3.5
    During 2012*‡ 4.0 3.5 2.5 3.5 1.5
    During 2013*‡ 2.0 1.5 1.0 1.5 1.0
    1/1/14 to 6/30/14‡ 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
    7/1/14 to 12/31/14 0.0 - - - -
    *CEUs must be earned from at least two categories. †Only CEUs earned after 1/1/12 qualify. ‡Only CEUs earned after the date of certification qualify.
    Attend events such as NSCA webinars, conferences, clinics, or activities from other providers.
    Complete quizzes for NSCA webinars and SCJ articles. Authors and presenters can earn CEUs for their work too.
    Renew your AED and/or First Aid certification or get credit for college course work. 
    Earn an additional accredited certification or complete a pre-approved home study course. 
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