A *D after an NSCA credential indicates a person has recertified with distinction. While this distinction is available to everyone, it’s one of the ways the NSCA acknowledges members who volunteer, contribute, and play a significant role in fulfilling the NSCA’s mission.
Step 1: Complete 10 CEU from NSCA CEU Opportunities
Step 2: Select *D fee option on the Recertification Fee Payment page (add hyperlink) & Pay the additional fee
*D will take effect at the beginning of the new certification cycle (January every 3 years).
NSCA CEU opportunities that count towards this distinction are activities that are paid for, or events that are registered for, through the NSCA’s website.
Q: Can I get *D for multiple certifications?
A: Yes, 2 additional NSCA CEUs would need to be earned per additional certification. Example: If you hold the CSCS and NSCA-CPT, you would need 12 CEUs of activities completed through the NSCA.
Q: How do I display *D with my credentials?
A: You would list the certification, then a comma, then the *D (no spaces) Example: CSCS,*D
Q: Is *D forever? Or do I need to renew *D each cycle?
A: You would be required to meet the *D requirements every cycle, if you wish to maintain the *D status.