• 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.
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    Attend events such as NSCA webinars, conferences, clinics, or activities from other providers.
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    Complete quizzes for NSCA webinars and SCJ articles. Authors and presenters can earn CEUs for their work too.
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    Renew your AED and/or First Aid certification or get credit for college course work. 
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    Earn an additional accredited certification or complete a pre-approved home study course. 
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