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.



We have collected some Covid-19 specific resources that may be helpful tools for our strength and conditioning community.

  • Return to Training Resources

    The NSCA’s COVID-19 Return to Training Taskforce has created a guiding document and checklist as resources for strength and conditioning professionals who are part of the organizational planning process at their various institutions and places of business.  The purpose of the guiding document is to compile and summarize pertinent information to support safe and appropriate training practices with teams, athletes, and clients during the expected transition period back to full training activity.  

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  • SCJ article, Challenges to Athletes During the Home Confinement Caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The article aims to alert athletes to the importance of maintaining a conditioning routine during this confinement period. 

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  • NSCA Foundation Relief Grant

    The “NSCA Foundation Relief Grant” will provide a one-time grant of $2,000 to members of the NSCA who have been financially impacted by COVID-19, whether through a decrease in wages or loss of employment that results in a lack of resources to pay for essential expenses.  

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  • Insurance Coverage for CPI Members

    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.

    View CDC Fact Sheets

CEU opportunities you can do from home

Due to the restrictions around group gatherings, we understand there are questions and concerns about meeting the CEU requirements for recertification. We are working diligently to offer even more continuing education opportunities to make it easier for you to get CEUs while at home.  

  • Virtual Events

    Our state, provincial, and regional volunteers continue to adapt and convert NSCA local events into virtual meetings. Attend virtual clinics and enjoy screen time with your local peers, and earn some CEUs. 

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  • Cadavers in Motion Videos and Quizzes

    If you have ever wanted a better understanding of how anatomy applies to mobility and functional training, check out our new Cadavers in Motion video series featuring Dr. Grove Higgins. Watch the videos and take the corresponding CEU quizzes for a hands-on demonstration of how our bodies move and gain a better understanding of how anatomy can help improve movement competence. 

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  • CEU Quizzes

    Advance your knowledge and skills with CEU quizzes. Browse our library of CEU quizzes, covering a wide array of topics related to NSCA articles and videos. Quizzes fall under Category B or C and deliver 0.2-0.5 CEUs depending on the quiz.  

    View Quizes
  • Personal Development

    Remember, you are allowed to report 0.5 CEUs of Personal Development per year. As with all CEUs, the completed activities must fall within the scope of practice for the NSCA certification held. This activity can be anything from reading books/articles, watching recorded webinars that are not pre-approved, or any self-development work.  

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  • Pre-approved Home Studies

    You can also complete pre-approved home studies through other organizations. Many compelling topics are available from other trusted strength and conditioning education providers. Keep in mind these opportunities vary in CEU value and cost.  

    Find a Home Study Course
  • Free CEUs for Members

    Members can take advantage of up to 12 free CEU opportunities throughout the year along with generous event, NSCA store and recertification discounts.  Make an easy decision and join today! 

    Not sure if you are a member? You can log in to your NSCA Account; if you are a member your membership type will be listed under your name on the “My Account” home page. Become an NSCA member 

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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 of each event page. Check back often for updates. 

  • Personal Trainers Virtual Conference

    Prepare to expand your knowledge and reach higher in your personal training career with the NSCA's interactive, web-based conference.

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  • Advanced Periodization

    This fall, join top experts for an in-depth look into periodization.  Designed for experienced practitioners, this virtual clinic will add to your skills and knowledge to implement high-level programs with your athletes.

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  • NSCA 3D Expo

    The NSCA is excited to announce the brand new 3D Expo!  The interactive expo hall is the first of its kind in the strength and conditioning community and is open to everyone.

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  • State, Provincial and Regional Events

    Due to the CDCs recommendation to limit the number of attendees for live events, all State/Provincial & Regional Events planned will be delivered either virtually or postponed.

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  • Exam Prep Live Clinics

    To accommodate the Safer-At-Home orders we will be offering a couple of webinars. And, as the country moves forward to a 'new normal', each state and university will have their own requirements. This will continue to result in some cancellations, but we anticipate some in-person events with restrictions. Please check the status for each event and related details.


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Exam Registrations

The status of our test centers are being updated often as restrictions around the world continue to evolve. Check the NSCA Exam FAQ page for the latest information.  


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 recertify@nsca.com.  

NSCA International

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

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. CONTACT US

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