Throughout the certification cycle, we conduct an audit of NSCA-certified individuals who have completed the recertification process. We require each randomly selected certificant to share documentation that shows proof of compliance with recertification requirements.
A compliance audit helps safeguard the reputation and value of all NSCA certifications. It allows us to validate that our certificants are adhering to the recertification requirements for each credential earned. It’s also essential that we make certain our certificants maintain proficiency in the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) related to each NSCA certification.
“This [audit] is part of the NSCA’s overall quality control mechanism and is aligned with the National Commission for Certifying Agencies’ (NCCA) expectations for the maintenance of certification.” – ACS Ventures
Those selected for the audit will be required to submit their CEU documentation and current CPR/AED to the NSCA for verification. Audited Individuals will be notified immediately after paying their recertification fee. Once selected, individuals have 45 days to submit the documentation that supports the information previously submitted online or on the CEU Reporting Form.
If supporting documentation is not provided within 45 days, or the documentation does not substantiate the activities reported or is found not to meet CEU requirements (e.g., the activity falls outside the scope of practice for the NSCA certification held), then the NSCA must deem that the conditions for recertification have not been met. Those individuals will not be recertified.
Check your NSCA account for reported CEUs, or refer to the audit notification letter to help guide you as you gather your supporting documentation. Scan or photocopy your documents and before uploading, ensure they are legible and clearly represent the activity they support. Upload the collected materials via the recertification application in your NSCA Account. Be sure to submit your documentation all together at one time.
Please allow 4-8 weeks for your documents to be reviewed. You will receive an email once your audit documentation has been reviewed. Once the audit has been reviewed and approved, a confirmation email will be sent to you confirming you have completed the audit. A new certificate should be available within two weeks from the approval date.
Submit via email:
Send documents to email@example.com with the subject line: Recertification audit
If you cannot upload your documentation online (preferred method), please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you plan to email or mail your documentation. To mail your documentation, send copies to the NSCA Attn: Certification Department, 1885 Bob Johnson Dr., Colorado Springs, CO, 80906. We recommend mailing with tracking information to ensure delivery to our offices.