Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update Learn More

Education Recognition Program (ERP) application deadline is extended to April 30th.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update Learn More

Education Recognition Program (ERP) application deadline is extended to April 30th.

NSCA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

As an international professional community that supports athletic performance and health, we recognize how we are all impacted by the worldwide coronavirus outbreak. This page has been developed to keep you updated on NSCA’s efforts and activities.


Exam Registrations

Pearson Vue Update: Starting Tuesday, March 17, we are suspending test delivery at all U.S.- and Canada-based Pearson VUE-owned test centers for 30 days until April 16. Learn more.

How will I know if my exam is canceled?  You will receive an email cancellation notice.  You can also log in to your Pearson VUE account to see if you can still see your upcoming exam appointment.  

If you are able to see your upcoming exam appointment, please expect your exam to go ahead as planned, but with additional health and safety measures in place.  If you are unable to take your scheduled exam, you can either reschedule or cancel your appointment no later than 24 hours in advance.  

Can I reschedule my exam at this time?  Yes.  You should attempt to reschedule your exam through your online Pearson VUE account.  The system will only allow you to book exams on dates that will be available for testing.  

For updates on testing center closures by country, please see Pearson VUE’s COVID-19 Update Page. 

For questions or concerns regarding extensions of your exam authorization period, please contact the Certification Department at   

NSCA Events

Since the CDC currently recommends to not hold large in-person events, we are evaluating each upcoming event and making decisions on a case-by-case basis.  Some events may be postponed to a later date or switched to a virtual event. Please check the status on each event page. Check back often for updates. 

National Conference:

At this time the NSCA is planning to hold our in-person event this summer and fall but continue to monitor the public health situation and exploring alternative options. We will announce the decision to hold or cancel our July National Conference by June 3rd.

Exam Prep Live Clinics: 

Due to the CDCs recommendation to limit the number of attendees for live events, all Exam Prep Live Clinics for through May 15th have been canceled. However, the NSCA is offering a live stream option as an alternative.

 CSCS Exam Prep Live Clinics Live stream & In-person Clinic | April 18-19

The NSCA is offering a live stream and in-person clinic at the headquarters in Colorado Springs April 18-19th. Registration is currently limited to 10 people with a waitlist being created for up to 20, to attend in-person.  If the CDC does not extend the limitation of 10 beyond the current 15 days (March 31), registration will be opened to 20. Register at  CSCS Exam Prep Live Clinics. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at

State/Provincial & Regional Events: 

Due to the CDCs recommendation to limit the number of attendees for live events, all State/Provincial & Regional Events planned through May 15th will be delivered either virtually or postponed.  Please check the State & Regional Event page often for more details.

 If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at 

ERP Application Deadline Extention

The current health restrictions have impacted higher education institutions worldwide. Therefore, in support of our valued ERP schools, the ERP application deadline will be extended from April 1, 2020 to April 30, 2020. The official approval/non-approval date of May 15 will remain the same at this time. All applications received within this April cycle will all be on the same recognition cycle: March 31, 2020-March 31, 2023.


At this time, there are no plans to make any changes to the recertification process or requirements.  But we are closely monitoring the situation and will update the website in the future should there be any change.  If you have any additional questions or concerns, please reach us at 

Store Product Orders

Store orders will continue to be accepted but fulfillment will be delayed up to 10 business days. This will not affect access to digital or virtual products included in the order. Orders for personalized member products will continue to be accepted but due to the stay at home order, will not be fulfilled until government restrictions are lifted. If you have questions, email

Insurance Coverage

The NSCA General Liability coverage will defend CPI members from a negligence claim/lawsuit brought by a client alleging they contracted the Coronavirus during a training session.

As you conduct your work, we encourage you to consult CDC's Coronavirus resource page for best practices and fact sheets: CDC Fact Sheets

NSCA International

If you reside in China, Italy, Japan, South Korea, or Spain, contact your country’s NSCA affiliate


Contact the NSCA

If you have questions, the best way to get an answer is to e-mail us. We will work to respond to your questions promptly, usually within one business day. 

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