• 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. The 2012-2014 recertification period has just ended, however CEUs for the period can still be reported through Friday, January 16, 2015. Information regarding the new 2015-2017 period will be available soon, so please check back with us.


    To maintain the integrity of the CEU reporting process, a certain number of certificants are randomly selected each reporting period for audit. Those selected for audit of their 2012-2014 CEUs will be notified by mail in February and provided instructions regarding how to comply with the audit.


    For individuals who did not complete the recertification process before the extended reporting deadline of 1/16/2015 and wish to regain their certification, reinstatement is a new option and alternative to retesting. Please review the Reinstatement Policy and Procedures to learn more.

    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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