Become a Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator (TSAC-F)

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Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitators® (TSAC-F®)
apply scientific knowledge to physically train military, fire and rescue, law enforcement, protective services, and other emergency personnel to improve performance, promote wellness, and decrease injury risk. They conduct needs analyses and physical testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs, and provide general information regarding nutrition. Recognizing their area of expertise is separate and distinct, TSAC - Facilitators consult with and refer those they train to other professionals when appropriate.
 

Exam Registration and Scheduling

Exams are administered at hundreds of Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide. 

When you have finished studying and are ready to take the exam, you will need to register for the exam online. Within 2-3 business days after registering, you will receive an Authorization to Test email from Pearson VUE with instructions on how to schedule your exam. At that time, you will be able to select the date, time and location you wish to take your exam. Candidates can view exam appointment availability after registering for the exam. To locate the nearest Pearson VUE testing center click the button below.

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Exams must be taken within 120 days of registering.

  • Exam eligibility start and end dates may differ for exam retakes. After registering for an exam, your eligibility dates will be listed on your Authorization to Test email.

For more details on rescheduling exam appointments and the cancellation policy, refer to the NSCA Certification Handbook (PDF).

TSAC-F Exam Registration Fee  

    Member Rate*     Non-Member Rate 
Registration Fee   $300     $435

NSCA Members save money when registering for exams. Interested in becoming an NSCA Member? Learn more about membership and how it can benefit you! 

Exam Description and Content

Candidates must pass an exam that will test their knowledge in five areas: Exercise Science; Nutrition; Exercise Technique; Program Design; and Organization, Administration, Testing, and Evaluation. Click to learn more.

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Prerequisites

Candidates must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or an equivalent, and have a current CPR/AED certification. Click below for more information and details on how to submit the required documentation.

Prerequisite Details

Exam Preparation

Since candidates come from wide and varied backgrounds, we offer several different approaches to studying for the exam. Click to learn more.

How to Prepare

Exam Study Materials

We offer a variety of study materials to help candidates prepare for the exam. Click below to see available materials.

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Exam Retake Policies

  • Candidates must wait 90 days to retake an exam from the most recent date the exam was taken. The waiting period is industry standard to ensure adequate preparation.
  • Candidates can register online to retake the exam during the 90 day waiting period (please wait 4-5 business days after a failed exam before registering for a retake).
  • There are no limits to the number of times a candidate may attempt an exam.
  • Candidates do not need to resubmit eligibility documentation unless their CPR/AED certification has lapsed.
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