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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
Earn CEUs. Browse the list of NSCA approved home study courses and live events.
Learn the benefits of completing the new CSPS certification.
January 9-11, 2014
Check out the newest offering in the NSCA's Sport Performance Series.
Online CEU Reporting is now available to NSCA certified individuals. Visit our CEU Reporting page to report now.[Back to Top]
The NSCA offers online quizzes for certified individuals to earn CEUs based on our Hot Topics, Journal Articles, Webinars, and Programs. Browse our available quizzes here.[Back to Top]
NSCA-certified members individuals have many opportunities to earn CEUs. Some of these include:
For more information on CEUs, visit our Continuing Education page or see our current CEU Courses and Activities.[Back to Top]
Recertification is every 3rd year. CEUs may be reported at any time over the 3-year period. During a recertification year, all CEUs must be reported by December 31st in order to recertify. The next recertification period ends December 31, 2014. Download recertification policies and procedures.[Back to Top]
You can find new videos on our Videos Page, and you can find new articles on our Articles Page.[Back to Top]
Fresh, new educational content is added to NSCA.com every Monday afternoon.[Back to Top]
Online quizzes on Hot Topics, Journals, Webinars, Programs, and more are located on our CEU Quizzes page.[Back to Top]
If you are a current Professional Member of the NSCA, follow the steps below for full online access to the professional publications:
1. Sign into NSCA.com with your NSCA username and password.
2. Once signed in, click on the “Publications” pull-down menu across the top of the webpage.
3. From the main publications page, click on the cover of the journal you wish to access.
4. From the journal page, click the cover image to be taken to the publisher’s website with full access to view the current issue and all archived issues.[Back to Top]
Abstract submissions for the 2014 NSCA National Conference can be submitted online at http://www.conferenceabstracts.com/NSCA2014.htm.[Back to Top]
Yes, you can. Anyone is welcome to take part in the program; however, the program is geared toward those who are actively administering exercise to those in the military, law enforcement, fire service and first response.[Back to Top]
The TSAC program currently offers the Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator (TSAC-F) certification, the NSCA Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator’s Reference Guide, an annual TSAC Conference, TSAC Facilitator’s Courses, TSAC Outreach Facilitator’s Courses, an online publication called the TSAC Report, and a national job board search. Keep a look out for our new live and online exam prep courses in 2013![Back to Top]
Access Career Services through the membership tab at the top left hand corner of the NSCA web site, and a link to the Job Board can be found on the right side of the page under “Career Services.” Or you can follow this link: Job Board.[Back to Top]
To receive the Full TSAC Report, you must be at least an Associate Level member with the NSCA. The Public TSAC Report, with approximately half the articles for each issue, is available without an NSCA membership. Both Full and Public versions are available through NSCA’s website.[Back to Top]
To submit an article to the TSAC Report, please refer to Author's Guidelines or email the NSCA Publications Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.[Back to Top]
The TSAC Conference is intended to present new research and training concepts to those in the tactical field (both facilitators and operators), whereas the TSAC Facilitator’s Course is designed to educate an individual on the specifics of administering exercise to tactical individuals.[Back to Top]
TSAC Facilitator’s Courses are currently on hold until 2014.[Back to Top]
Yes, we do offer closed Facilitator’s Courses that are geared at the needs of your department or unit. The fee starts around $9,500 US but varies depending on group size and travel costs. Please contact Jason Dudley (800.815.6826 ext 121 or email@example.com) for further information.[Back to Top]
Yes. You will receive 2.0 CEUs for attending the TSAC Conference or a TSAC Facilitator’s Course in their entirety (.8 for only one day). This is consistent with the current NSCA CEU structure of 0.1 CEU per hour of attendance, or 1.0 CEU per presentation hour if you are a presenter who holds an NSCA certification.[Back to Top]
Yes. The CEUs can be used towards NATA/BOC. You will need to request a certificate of attendance through the Conference Department to use to petition the CEUs towards anything else other than that.[Back to Top]
No, we no longer supply a certificate of completion for the TSAC Facilitator’s course unless it is specifically requested. If you need a certificate of completion for any reason please contact our Conference Department (800.815.6826 ext 204).[Back to Top]
NSCA.com delivers content that is tailored to your interests based on your preferences. Update your preferences to ensure that the content that you receive matches your interests.[Back to Top]
To update your account preferences, sign into NSCA.com and visit your Account Preferences page. From this page, you can also access all of the other items that can be updated for your account and view your membership status. Also, these items can be accessed from the drop down window on any primary navigation link on the site.[Back to Top]
Sign into NSCA.com and your password can be updated here.[Back to Top]
Sign into NSCA.com and your billing and shipping address can be updated here. Other contact information, such as email and phone, can be updated here[Back to Top].
You can change your communication preferences with NSCA by signing into your NSCA.com account and visiting the Contact Preferences page.[Back to Top]
Sign into your NSCA.com account and visit the My Orders page to view your past and open orders.[Back to Top]
If you membership is up for renewal, and you are signed into your NSCA.com account, you will see the “Renew Membership” link on your personal home page. This link will take you to the Renew My Membership page. This page can also be accessed through your "My Account" page.[Back to Top]
You can find your shopping cart in the NSCA.com store, or by clicking here.[Back to Top]
Find jobs on the enhanced NSCA job board. Sign into your account and visit our Job Board to see what’s available in your field.[Back to Top]
NSCA’s Career Series are a collection of video talks that offer career and business development advice presented by the experts in the fields of strength and conditioning, personal training, and business operations. They can be found in the Membership section of the website here.[Back to Top]
You can submit a Certified Trainer to the NSCA database using our Submit a Trainer form.[Back to Top]
Looking for a certified trainer in your field? Find the trainer you’re looking for, sorted by country, state, and certification, using our Find a Trainer form.[Back to Top]
You can sign up for our Certified Professional with Liability Insurance membership by contacting the membership department at 800-815-6826 ext 202, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Online sign-up for CPI will be available soon. Look for updates and details here.[Back to Top]
To qualify for liability insurance you must have and maintain a current CSCS, CSPS, TSAC-F and/or NSCA-CPT certification.[Back to Top]
The insurance has $1,000,000 of primary coverage and $4,000,000 of excess coverage for a total of $5,000,000 total limits.[Back to Top]
Information is available online here: www.nsca.com/Membership/Member-Tools/Insurance/[Back to Top]
The policy runs from February 1st through January 31st. Once payment is taken out of your account, the policy takes effect and coverage begins.[Back to Top]
Your certificate of Certified Professional with Insurance is for your purposes only and is issued by the NSCA. A replacement can be issued at any time. Certificates for Additional Insured’s will be issued and emailed by K & K Insurance. Replacements can be issued at any time by contacting the membership department at 800-815-6826 ext 202, or email email@example.com.[Back to Top]
The cost of the insurance is included with the Certified Professional with Liability Insurance membership. The fee is $352 w/printed publication (additional postage fees may apply) or $337 for go-green. The policy period runs from February 1 through January 31. The cost is pro-rated according to when you sign up and when your current membership expires.[Back to Top]
An Additional Insured, such as a gym, school or other facility, provides insurance coverage for that gym, school or other facility for your activities as an NSCA-certified professional. If the gym, school or other facility is named as a defendant in an action involving your training activities, the insurance will provide defense and/or indemnification.[Back to Top]
Yes. You must have a current CPI membership or be signing up for a CPI membership.[Back to Top]
No, coverage is not extended to employees. Coverage only applies to the your activities. Employees need to carry their own general liability insurance.[Back to Top]
No, coverage is for you as an individual only.[Back to Top]
If you require insurance coverage for your personally owned studio please contact ESIX Insurance directly: (678) 324-3325 or go to: www.esixglobal.com/nsca for more information.[Back to Top]
If at any time your NSCA certification lapses, your liability insurance is null and void.[Back to Top]
NSCA certification is required to be insured through the NSCA. You may contact the Certification Department for further details at 800-815-6826.[Back to Top]
As a NSCA member, you and your family will receive priority treatment and, where allowed by law, member-only discounts. Call 877-211-0574 for a personalized, no obligation consultation with a Health Choice Specialist who will assess your specific insurance needs provide a comparison of several top health insurance companies analyze the best options for you. For more details please visit our NSCA member website at Health Choice One at: www.nsca.healthchoiceone.com.[Back to Top]
Yes. A full list of providers can be found here: www.nsca.healthchoiceone.com[Back to Top]
The NSCA, through Health Choice One, offers customized health insurance solutions for individuals, families, and the self-employed within the United States. As a NSCA member, you and your family will receive priority treatment and, where allowed by law, member-only discounts. For more details please visit our NSCA member website at Health Choice One at: www.nsca.healthchoiceone.com.[Back to Top]
If you just signed up for membership, you need to log out and then back in so the system recognizes your membership status.[Back to Top]
You will receive tracking information via email when your order is fulfilled. You may want to check your junk email to see if it filtered incorrectly. You may also contact us at 800-815-6826, 719-632-6722, or firstname.lastname@example.org to track the status of your order.[Back to Top]
Some people are able to get the cds to run manually with Windows 7. You can contact us at 800-815-6826, 719-632-6722, or email@example.com to request instructions. We recommend purchasing the workbook and audio cds if you have any operating system other than Windows XP.[Back to Top]
Once you have received your certification packet by mail you will be able to purchase business cards.[Back to Top].
Be sure you are entering your last name with the first letter capitalized. You can also contact us at 800-815-6826, 719-632-6722 or firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your certification number and request additional assistance.[Back to Top]
Business card format:
You may list your NSCA credentials (CSCS, CSPS, NSCA-CPT, TSAC-F, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D).You may list your educational achievements (BA, BS, MPH, MEd, PhD, EdD, etc.).You may list your professional licenses (ATC, PT, RD, etc.).You may list your Fellow or Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach status with the NSCA.You may not list other certifications, certificates, specializations or other distinctions after your name.If you hold only the CSCS certification you may not list yourself as a “Certified Personal Trainer” but can list “Personal Trainer” on your business cards.
You may also contact us at 800-815-6826, 719-632-6722, or email@example.com for further information.
Log in at nscaprintedproducts.com. Click on Order Status.
Find your order that has been rejected and click Reorder.
This will put the order back in the Cart. Click on the name of the product (i.e., NSCA - CSCS BC, in this example).
This will reopen the card in the edit engine so you can make corrections.
Click Update Preview and review proof. If correct, click Next and check out via the cart as usual.
Please call us at 800-815-6826 or 719-632-6722 to place a special order over the phone. We will be able to remove the duplicate item and adjust the pricing.[Back to Top]
Membership certificates and window decals process from a different warehouse so they ship out separately.[Back to Top]
As a membership-based organization, we only offer discounts based on your membership status.[Back to Top]
Contact the NSCA for preauthorization at 800-815-6826, 719-632-6722, or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also review the return policy on the store home page.[Back to Top]
Please contact us immediately at 800-815-6826, 719-632-6722, or email@example.com.[Back to Top].
Please contact us at 800-815-6826, 719-632-6722, or firstname.lastname@example.org for updated references.[Back to Top]
Since candidates with diverse backgrounds take the exams, it is difficult to recommend a single approach when preparing to take the exam. An academic background in an exercise science/physiology, strength training and conditioning, physical therapy or athletic training related curriculum provides the ideal foundation from which a candidate may begin to prepare for the exam. However, there are candidates without an exercise science-related degree, but with a significant amount of professional experience who want to take the exam. Therefore, candidates should follow the portion of this document that best reflects their academic background.
For candidates with an academic background, we suggest the basic package and for those without an academic background the standard package. They should not be considered as the only method to prepare for the exam. Ultimately, it will be each candidate’s academic, experiential and test-taking abilities that dictate how effective the preparation materials are. Also, while understanding the information presented in the preparation materials should certainly increase the likelihood of passing the exam, it does not guarantee a successful performance.[Back to Top]
You may login online at NSCA.com to view your order history or contact us at 800-815-6826, 719-632-6722, or email@example.com to request an electronic receipt.[Back to Top]
These items are self-published materials so they do not have an ISBN number. The item # is listed in the product detail of each item in the store and may be used to reference those specific items.[Back to Top]
Typically orders are processed each business day at 3pm MST and ship the following day. No orders are processed or shipped over the weekend. Allow an additional 3-5 business days, not including the date shipped, for ground delivery (2 days for express, by 8:00pm for residential). International delivery averages 6 to 10 business days but due to unforeseeable customs or brokerage delays can take up to 30 days. You will receive tracking information via email.[Back to Top]
Please contact us at 800-815-6826, 719-632-6722, or firstname.lastname@example.org immediately so that we may correct the order information.[Back to Top]
Please login at NSCA.com to review your order history and confirm that the order is active. Orders can take up to 3 business days to process and ship. Allow an additional 3-5 business days for ground delivery, 2 business days for express delivery, and 6-10 business days for international delivery. After the allowed time, please contact us at 800-815-6826, 719-632-6722, or email@example.com so that we may research the status of your order further. [Back to Top]
The same DVD and videos are used for all three booklets. Each volume of the practice exam asks questions about the same exercise, the video will not change. Just restart the DVD and answer the questions in the next practice exam. [Back to Top].
If a size chart is available for the product, it will be included in the product detail description. You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional assistance.[Back to Top]
You must be logged in at NSCA.com. Click on Education > Continuing Education > Self-Assessments (on the right-hand side of the screen)[Back to Top]
The certification logos are not available for personal use; however, you may purchase an alternate logo in the NSCA.com store, under accessories. The current price for the 2012-2014 logos are $25 for members and $50 for non-members. The 2015-2017 logos will be for sale beginning July 1, 2014 and will cost $50 for members and $75 for non-members.[Back to Top]
Log in at NSCA.com, click on My Account, My Orders. Open the order and click on the file link. If you are still unable to download the logo, please contact us 800-815-6826, 719-632-6722, or email@example.com so that we can email the file to you directly.[Back to Top]