CSPS® candidates must:
1. Have at least one of the following:
Candidates in the United States and Canada must submit an official transcript showing attainment of at least a bachelor's degree (BS/BA), physical therapy degree, chiropractic medicine degree granted by an accredited institution or certificate/lincense that was received at the completion of the approved program within 1-year of exam date. (refer to Certification Handbook for a list of acceptable accredited institutions)
Candidates outside of the United States and Canada may submit a photocopy of the final transcript, degree diploma or certificate that was received at the completion of the degree program, showing attainment of approved program within 1-year of exam date.
2. Have a current CPR/AED certification. (refer to Certification Handbook for acceptable CPR/AED certifications).
3. Have a minimum 250 hours of related practical experience.
It is appropriate for candidates to include parallel hours for clients with comorbidities. For example, experience may count in three domains if a candidate works with a client who is obese, has Type 2 diabetes and osteoarthritis of the knee. Hours are subject to a random audit. It is strongly recommended that candidates gain experience in each CSPS content domain.
~Please do not send in your supporting documentation until AFTER you have registered for an exam.~
1885 Bob Johnson Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
FAX: 719-632-6367 (copies of CPR/AED only)
Documentation will not be returned. If candidates mail the transcript, the registrar’s seal must remain intact. NSCA accepts official electronic transcripts (e-transcripts) that are transferred using a secure document transfer program (e.g., escrip-safe, eDocs).