The NSCA's highly respected certifications set your resume apart in today's job market and will help take your career to new heights.
Since 1978, the NSCA has been pioneering the industry through sound academics, science-based research, and strength and conditioning coaching.
60,000+ members and certified coaches, trainers, educators, and scientists share knowledge and grow together in online groups and at engaging events.
The industry-leading certification for professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes and teams to top levels of performance.Learn about the CSCS
A first-of-its-kind certification, the CPSS is for experienced professionals who apply data and research to train athletes to top levels of performance.Get Certified
The leading certificate available for personal trainers. Backed by the NSCA’s evidence-based approach, the NSCA-CPT sets you apart from the rest to launch your career growth.Get Certified
The certification for fitness professionals who collaborate with healthcare professionals to improve the health, wellness, and fitness needs of all ages, including people with chronic and temporary health conditions.Get Certified
The preferred certificate for tactical trainers. Train and enhance the fitness of military, law enforcement, and first responders for the unique physical challenges encountered in the tactical environment.Get Certified
In general, to obtain an NSCA certification, you must first meet the eligibility requirements for the specific certification you are seeking. Then, you must register for and pass an exam. To keep your certification active, you will be required to maintain your certification with continuing education.
Yes. In addition to the NSCA website, the NSCA Certification Handbook details each certification, eligibility, required documents, taking an exam, and much more. The handbook is an essential resource for anyone preparing to get certified. For additional resources, visit the Certification Resource Page.Certification Resources