How to Apply for RSCC Designation

To apply please read the qualifications to ensure you are eligible, then fill out the online application. Applicants must achieve and maintain the NSCA certified Strength and conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification and membership, provide affirmation letters account their years of experience, keep a current CPR/AED certification, and complete the SafeSport course. All RSCC coaches must maintain their CSCS and membership, RSCC, and RSCC*D coaches need to complete the RSCC renannual assessment course each year. There is a $100 application fee for RSCC and RSCC*D applicants. There is no fee for RSCC*E applicant, or for upgrading to a higher designation.

Qualifications for RSCC Coaches

  • Must be an NSCA Member and CSCS Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach in good standing
  • Provide proof of current CPR / AED Certification
  • Completion of the USADA Coach’s Advantage Anti-Doping Course
  • Completion of the SafeSport Training Course
  • Verified employment as a full-time assigned Strength and Conditioning Coach, for at least two (2) years above the internship and graduate assistant levels, in qualifying team training environment(s):
    • Professional Team Settings 
    • National Team Programs
    • High School / College / University Athletic Programs
    • Private / Club Sport Programs
    • Tactical Settings (Law Enforcement, Fire Rescue, and Military)

Designation Levels and Additional Experience Requirements

There are three levels of the RSCC designation a coach may apply for based on their years of coaching experience in team training environment(s):

  1. Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) CSCS certified coaches who have 2 years of experience or more in the field.
  2. Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach with Distinction (RSCC*D) CSCS certified coaches who have 10 years of experience or more in the field.
  3. Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach Emeritus (RSCC*E) CSCS certified coaches who have 20 years of experience or more in the field.

To upgrade to the next designation (i.e from RSCC to RSCC*D), please email RSCC@NSCA.com to recieve an upgrade form.

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