Become a Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator® (TSAC-F®)
  • Become a Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator® (TSAC-F®)
    Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitators® are professionals in tactical fields (e.g., military, fire and rescue, law enforcement and other professions) who apply scientific knowledge to improve performance, promote wellness and decrease injury risk. These Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitators help their peers improve on-the-job physical performance and reduce time off due to injury. Learn more about expanding your professional expertise with NSCA’s TSAC-F® certification!
  • Become an NSCA Certified Personal Trainer

    Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitators (TSAC-F®) apply scientific knowledge to physically train military, fire and rescue, law enforcement, protective services, and other emergency personnel to improve performance, promote wellness, and decrease injury risk. They conduct needs analyses and physical testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs, and provide general information regarding nutrition. Recognizing their area of expertise is separate and distinct, TSAC Facilitators consult with and refer those they train to other professionals when appropriate.

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    Register for the TSAC-F Exam

    Download the NSCA Certification Handbook (PDF), developed to provide certification candidates and certificants with the information needed to earn and maintain certification through the NSCA.

    TSAC-F® Exam Testing Format

    All NSCA English language exams, within the United States and internationally, are administered by Pearson VUE testing centers.

    After you have registered to take an exam, you will receive an email from Pearson VUE within 2-3 business days. The email will contain instructions on how to schedule your exam. At that time, you will select the date, time and location you wish to take your exam. Exams must be taken within 120 days of registering.

    To locate the nearest Pearson VUE testing center near you, visit PearsonVUE.com/NSCA

    TSAC-F® Exam Registration Fee  

        Member Rate*     Non-Member Rate 
    Registration Fee   $300     $435

    NSCA Members save money when registering for exams. Interested in becoming an NSCA Member? Learn more about membership and how it can benefit you!