The TSAC-F® examination is based upon the critical knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) needed to physically train military, fire and rescue, law enforcement, protective services, and other emergency personnel. These KSA’s are developed following a job analysis and are used to create the TSAC-F Detailed Content Outline (DCO). Therefore, the materials developed by the NSCA serve as the primary resources for preparation but they should not be considered as the sole sources for the exam.
This booklet provides candidates a job description for the TSAC Facilitator and the most current DCO upon which the exam is based. Also included is a basic explanation of the CSPS exam, instructions on how to read and understand the DCO, self-assessment questions, and a list of additional references.Learn More
This is the essential text for those seeking to work as a TSAC Facilitator. This comprehensive resource, created by 30 expert contributors in the field, explains the key theories, concepts, and scientific principles of exercise professionals working with military, fire and rescue, law enforcement, protective services, and other emergency personnel.Learn More
The TSAC-F Exam Prep Online will provide you with a series of modules that review the knowledge, skills, and abilities most commonly tested on the TSAC-F exam.Learn More
Domain-specific practice questions are available to help candidates become familiar with the type, scope, and difficulty of the questions on the TSAC-F Certification exam. The questions assist in developing a better understanding of the content and help to assess a candidate’s relative strengths and weaknesses.Learn More
The TSAC-F Essential Package contains the Essentials of Tactical Strength Training and Conditioning, the TSAC-F Online Practice questions, and TSAC-F Exam Content Description booklet. These items describe the content, scope, and distribution of the exam questions.Learn More
The TSAC-F Essential Plus Package includes everything in the Essential Package plus the Exam Prep Online for those who are new to the field or just want all available study materials. The TSAC-F Essential Plus Package contains the Essentials of Tactical Strength Training and Conditioning, the TSAC-F Online Practice questions, and TSAC-F Exam Content Description booklet. These items describe the content, scope, and distribution of the exam questions.Learn More
The NSCA’s Tactical Strength and Conditioning Practitioners Course is a foundational strength and conditioning program designed to provide tactical facilitators with the tools to decrease injury risk and increase longevity and effectiveness of tactical athletes. The course includes 32 hours of classroom and hands-on instruction, a 300-page course manual, exam prep materials and fees, a one-year professional membership, a certificate of completion, and exclusive discounts to the TSAC Annual Training.Learn More
This chart is a general comparison of the main study materials the NSCA recommends to help you prepare for the exam. This is not a comprehensive list. The Packages offered to provide the most relevant resources for exam preparation.
NSCA Membership can help you save on exam preparation materials and as well as $135 on the exam registration fee.
|TSAC-F Study Material Comparison||A La Carte||Essential Package||Essential Plus Package||TSAC Practitioners Course|
|Essentials of Tactical Strength & Conditioning Textbook||$89.00||$191.70||$416.70||Not Included|
|TSAC-F Content Description Booklet||$27.00||$1200 (includes 32 hrs of classroom & hands-on instruction and a course manual)|
|TSAC-F Online Practice Questions||$97.00|
|TSAC-F Exam Prep Online||$250.00||Not Included|
|TSAC-F Exam Registration||$435.00||Not Included||Not Included|
|Member Savings||Save $220.00||Save $31.50||Save $76.50||Free 1-year Professional Membership|