2021 NSCA Tactical Annual Training

2021 NSCA Tactical Annual Training

August 03 - 06, 2021 | Online & Norfolk, VA | 2 CEUs Category A

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Brand new insights and practices have revealed ways to optimize readiness and resilience through tactical strength and conditioning programs. And we don’t want you to miss out. Therefore, we’re uniting industry-leading tactical professionals and presenters to help you:

» Maximize the effectiveness, scalability, and measurable outcomes of training and recovery programs
» Heighten engagement in your program to an entirely new level by integrating physical and cognitive performance training that elevates participant job-readiness. 
» Connect with fellow tactical strength and conditioning coaches and meet directly with hiring managers who are offering new tactical strength and conditioning coaching positions

Keynote Presenter

Keynote Presenter Gardner

Jason Gardner, former U.S. Navy SEAL | Echelon Front

Wednesday, August 4th 10:00-11:30 am

A former U.S. Navy SEAL, combat leader, and now a leadership instructor and speaker with Echelon Front. Jason spent nearly three decades in the SEAL Teams with nine deployments across the globe. With experience operating in violent cities in both Iraq and Afghanistan, Jason has seen first-hand the power of the leadership lessons taught at Echelon Front. He brings perspective from every level of leadership from a front line SEAL sniper to the SEAL Team FIVE Command Master Chief . As a lead instructor for Naval Special Warfare Group One Training Detachment, he created and implemented realistic and challenging special operations combat training to better prepare SEAL units for the real-world battlefield. Throughout his career, he worked alongside Jocko, Leif, and several members of the Echelon Front team developing the same principles and mindsets taught to companies across every industry. He is the recipient of the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart and numerous other awards.

Pre-Con Military Pilot Optimization

Pre-Conference Event - content is additional 0.4 CEUs - at an additional cost

Sponsored by:


Receive 20% off Pre-Con session when you register for the Tactical Conference (discount applied automatically when registering for the Tactical event)

If you train military pilots, you can earn 0.4 CEUs in this not-to-be-missed event.  We'll be addressing the 3 main areas of concern; back pain, sleep deprivation, and poor nutrition.  Let's face it - these areas are a concern for everyone in the Tactical environment.  So join the experts as we provide you with takeaways to implement immediately with your teams.

PreCon Itinerary - Tuesday, August 3 - Eastern Time

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Sleep & Fatigue Mitigation- Lessons from Elite Sport 
by Shona Halson, PhD 

  1. Understand contributors to fatigue and sleep disruption
  2. Identify strategies to mitigate fatigue and enhance sleep

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Optimized Nutrition Principles for Pilots
by Jill Mongene, RD, LDN

  1. Identify the risks to pilot's health associated with the aviation career.
  2. Describe and design optimal nutrition techniques at home and at work to protect the pilot from health concerns.

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Peak Performance for Tactical Professionals 
by Todd Miller, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D, FNSCA 

  1. Identify health risks of structural firefighters.
  2. Recognize the challenges that present at each phase of a firefighter’s career.
  3. Recall realistic interventions designed to improve firefighter health.

5:00 PM - 5:50 PM
Prevention Strategies to Mitigate Flight Related Spine Pain
Morey Kolber, PT, PhD, OCS, Cert MDT, CSCS 

  1. Identify specific risk factors for spine related pain in pilots
  2. Recognize interventions that serve to reduce flight related spine pain
  3. Recognize exercises that should be avoided amongst pilots who are experiencing spinal pain

Main Event Schedule

*Schedule subject to change

**Session is part of the online purchase - both in-person and online attendees receive recording of all sessions with 1 year access

Event Itinerary - Tuesday, August 3 - Eastern Time
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Registration Open
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Pre-Con: Sorinex Fitness Challenge
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Pre-Con: Military Pilot Optimization
by Society of US Naval Aerospace & Operational Physiologists (SUSNAOP)

Additional cost, additional 0.4 CEUs. See above for more detials.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Kick-Off Party!

All exhibitors and attendees welcome

Event Itinerary - Wednesday, August 4 - Eastern Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration Open
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open

Light breakfast served in foyer

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
**Opening Ceremony & Keynote Presentation: Jason Gardner - Echelon Front
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Career Connections Panel Discussion

Hundreds of tactical strength and conditioning jobs are scheduled to be posted within the next year, and we don’t want you to miss out!  Subject Matter Experts from KBR, Magellan Federal, REEF Systems and SERCO will provide the latest information about current opportunities in the field plus insight into how the field will continue to grow and evolve in 2022 and beyond. 

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM
Lunch Break

Lunch not provided

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Move it or Lose it! Maximizing Speed and Agility in the Tactical Operator
by Joel Raether, MAEd, CSCS,*D,TSAC-F,*D, RSCC*D
  1. Teach Tactically Specific Movements for Speed and Agility
  2. How to incorporate movement into tactical training sessions
  3. Learn how to incorporate effective and competitive movement strategies to enhance training outcomes
1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
**Army Master Fitness Trainer Capabilities in the Holistic Health and Fitness System
by Brian Kreisel, DPT, CSCS
  1. Describe the historical and current Army Master Fitness Trainer (MFT) training path and capabilities
  2. Understand the Army MFT potential capabilities in units with and without H2F resources
  3. Appreciate the new training path for Army MFTs at the U.S. Army Physical Fitness School
1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
The 2021 Basic Fire Academy – Sports Science, Data, and Practice
by Joe Dulla, TSAC-F
  1. The attendee will list the top three factors of successful academy recruits.
  2. The attendee will list the top two factors of recruits who separated from academy
  3. The attendee will review trends of perceived wellness, sleep, self-reported hydration from this recruit population.
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
NSCA Store Open
2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Fascia Training for the Tactical Operator
by Danny Foley, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D, USAW
  1. Understanding how to work around injuries/surgeries
  2. Understand the basic function of the fascia system with regard to strength training
  3. Learn new exercises designed to emphasize the fascia slings
2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
**Enhancing Performance Under Stress: The Integration of Cognitive, Physical, and Tactical Training
by Mark Stephenson, MS, ATC, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D
  1. Strategies to integrate cognitive training with tactical training
  2. Low cost, Low Tech strategies
2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Sleep Performance Program - "The Morning After"
by James Smuda, ATC, CSCS & Rina Abrams-Dunn, LCSW
  1. How to start a sleep performance program within your organization
  2. Personnel needed
  3. Lessons learned from implementation
2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
CHALK TALK: Continue the Conversation "Army Master Fitness Trainer Capabilities in the Holistic Health & Fitness System
by Brian Kreisel, DPT, CSCS

Chalk talks give the attendee an opportunity to participate in the discussion as the speaker is available to delve further into their topic.

3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
Coaching Acceleration and Agility for the Tactical Professional
by Chris "Tex" McQuilkin, CSCS
  1. Identify agility demands of LEO/Fire/Warfighters athletes and provide programming templates targeting specific adaptations.
  2. Apply assessments to find limitations reducing risk of injury and dynamic movement to develop competency empowering performance.
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
**Mitigating Attrition Across the Tactical Performance Enterprise through Best Practices and Principles
by Andrew Thompson, PhD

1. Identity the common causes of attrition in tactical personnel
2. Connect key scientific constructs to real-world performance outcomes
3. Detail assessment and monitoring strategies to address attrition
4. Provide best practices for visualizing and actioning data to decisions

3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
Role of Protein in Accelerating Warfighter Recovery and Return to Duty after Musculoskeletal Injury
by Emily Howard, PhD
  1. Identify musculoskeletal injury types and incidence in military populations.
  2. Define physiological consequences of musculoskeletal injury and associated challenges to recovery – where do current return-to-duty protocols fall short?
  3. Describe the role of protein intake in accelerating and optimizing post-injury recovery
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
CHALK TALK: Delve Deeper into Enhancing Performance Under Stress: The Integration of Cognitive, Physical, and Tactical Training
by Mark Stephenson, MS, ATC, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D

Chalk talks give the attendee an opportunity to participate in the discussion as the speaker is available to delve further into their topic.

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Exhibitor Reception

All attendees and exhibitors welcome

Event Itinerary - Thursday, August 5 - Eastern Time
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration Open
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Light Breakfast in the Foyer
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
NSCA Store Open
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Increasing Mobility in an Austere World: The Impact of Flexibility and Environment on Movement Health
by Matthew Zanis, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS
  1. Understand why modern humans struggle with movement health and provide insight into the process of movement discovery.
  2. Explain why we need to clearly define movement related terms when it comes to flexibility, mobility, stretching, strength, and control.
  3. Discuss why current rehabilitation and physical preparedness measures are inadequate, leaving athletes strong, yet broken, and how our environment has set us up for failure.
  4. Apply best practices for enhancing mobility under new, clearly defined guidelines with a focus on long term investment versus short term gain.
  5. How to practically apply the idea of length through strength with self-assessment utilizing the breath, working with your feet, and setting intention behind your movement.
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
**FUNDING: Proven Strategies to Win Grants and Secure Financial Resources for Your Public Safety Fitness Program
by John Hofman, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D
  1. Identify grant opportunities to help fund your program
  2. Understanding how to set up and apply for grants based on needs analysis
  3. Describe the procurement process upon winning the grant
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Understanding The Complexity of Programming For Low Back Issues In Tactical Athletes
by Jessica Bento, PT and Trey Belcher
  1. Understanding common issues of low back pain in tactical athletes
  2. Practical methods of screening, programming and progressions for returning back to duty from low back pain
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Leveraging Essential Amino Acids to Enhance Muscle Integrity in Tactical Athletes
by Jess Gwin, PhD
  1. Define occupational stress physiology, its impact on body protein homeostasis, and its catabolic and functional impact on tactical performance
  2. Define contemporary protein recommendations and their efficacy for tactical athletes
  3. Explore the future of recovery nutrition for tactical operations
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
**Combining Physical and Mental Training
by Randy Petit, CSCS, TSAC-F, RSCC
  1. Attendees will learn why it is important to train the body and mind together
  2. Attendees will be provided with examples of training sessions and explanations to real world applications
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
CHALK TALK: Dive deeper into FUNDING: Proven Strategies to Win Grants and Secure Financial Resources for Your Public Safety Fitness Program
by John Hofman, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D

Chalk talks give the attendee an opportunity to participate in the discussion as the speaker is available to delve further into their topic.

10:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Conjugate Training in the Tactical Setting
by Josh Bush, MS, CSCS
  1. What, Why, and How to Implement
  2. Building Relationships
  3. Buy In
10:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Build the Culture First: Implementing Tactical Strength and Conditioning
by Alex Morrow, CSCS, TSAC-F
  1. Lead organizations to break away from training for the test
  2. Identify the fundamentals that must precede technology and equipment
  3. Describe how leadership matters more than programming
10:00 AM - 11:20 AM
**Building Resilience into the Legs
by Rob Orr, PhD, CSCS
  1. Recognize anatomical, biomechanical, and physiological influences imparted by lower limb structures and their impacts on performance and injury risk.
  2. Produce an evidence-based strength and conditioning program for different tactical populations to increase neuromuscular resilience for the lower limbs
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Career Connections 1-on-1

Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity for you to meet directly with the hiring managers of the top tactical strength and conditioning employers in the country!  KBR, Magellan Federal, REEF Systems, and SERCO, will be onsite.  Learn what “a day in the life” of a tactical strength and conditioning coach is like, and begin your journey to securing a valuable job through which you can help tactical professionals build the physical strength that they need to optimize their performance and save lives.  Everyone is welcome!  No prior military / tactical experience necessary. 

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch Break

Lunch not provided

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
**Recovery and Readiness to Return to Duty: Applying Research in the Field to Understand Recovery and Readiness to Return to Duty
by Jan Redmond, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D
  1. Applying research in the field to understand recovery and readiness to return to duty.
  2. Understanding the importance of the mind and body connection in recovery and readiness to return to duty.
  3. Understanding that reconditioning and leadership systems in the return to duty process can heal the Tactical Professional or break them.
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Organization and Administration of Military Tactical Strength and Conditioning Programs
by Matt Parvis, MS, CSCS, RSCC*D
  1. Facility/Equipment Procurement
  2. Funding Options
  3. Organization/Administration 
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
How Implementation of Tactical-style Routines for Personal Growth Can Decrease Injuries for Law Enforcement
by Bridget Truxillo
  1. Understand how the officer’s see themselves and the world around them
  2. Learn how to reset those patterns, from the inside-out
  3. Create routines to instill positive shifts in daily life
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
CHALK TALK: Take the Conversation Further, Build the Culture First: Implementing Tactical Strength & Conditioning
by Alex Morrow, CSCS, TSAC-F

Chalk talks give the attendee an opportunity to participate in the discussion as the speaker is available to delve further into their topic.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
**Human Performance Design and Implementation into Big Army
by Mitchell Depner, CSCS
  1. Design Organization
  2. Implementation of Program
  3. What worked, what did not
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Bridging the Gap from Physical Therapy to Return to Duty
by Derek Beckman, CSCS & Jessica Tan, CPT, PT, DPT
  1. Most common injuries in military and cause
  2. Performing physical training to assist rehab
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Thrive-ology: Mental Performance Training for Tactical Performance Optimization
by Ann Marie Tedaldi, PhD, DPT
  1. Participants will gain understanding of the stress response mechanism and how this impacts performance.
  2. Participants will understand the role of the autonomic nervous system and evidence based strategies for stress regulation and mental performance.
  3. Participants will gain practical strategies for integrating mental performance training for individuals and organizations alike.
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
NSCA Store Open
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Incentive-Based Approach of Military Fitness & Customized Instruction
by Joseph Sheffield, CSCS, TSAC-F
  1. Identify Disconnect between Fitness Programs & Career Fitness Requirements
  2. Instructor Lead Training (Non-Conforming)
  3. Suggested Incentives and Changes for Success in Fitness Programs (i.e. HITT, Group X, MWR Fitness/Recreation)
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Navigating the Waters of Tactical Careers. Lessons Learned for Contract and GS Job Searching
by Josh Hockett, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, TSAC-F,*D & Guy Leahy, MEd, CSCS,*D
  1. Learn the difference between GS positions and contract positions for tactical strength coaches.
  2. Where practitioners should to look for jobs in the tactical performance domain in both GS and contract domains.
  3. Learn the do's and don't s of resumes, applications, networking, job hunting and landing jobs in the tactical performance career field.
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
**The Human Element: People Precede Performance
by Nate Palin, CSCS
  1. Appreciate that an effective human performance team in the military setting prioritizes its investment in the human components of both its staff and the soldiers they serve over program variables, technology, equipment, space, and data.
  2. Learn a systematic approach to selecting ideal human performance team members by objectively evaluating their professional values, motivation, and competence.
  3. Adopt an effective strategy for promoting and enhancing a collaborative team environment facilitated by open communication and fueled by a shared cause.
  4. Increase a human performance team’s potency within a stubborn military culture through evidence-based methods for achieving influence in the absence of legitimate power.
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Sport Science in Tactical Training – Evaluating Aerobic and Anaerobic Performance without Fancy Equipment
by Eli Mizelman, MSc
  1. Background and definitions: Exercise intensity domains, the first and second thresholds, and aerobic and anaerobic fitness.
  2. Overview: Current methods to quantify aerobic and anaerobic fitness (VO2max, MLSS, etc.), and introduction to the Critical Velocity Model.
  3. How to: Calculating critical velocity using field data, in order to assess aerobic and anaerobic fitness.
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Engaging the Airborne: Building Buy-In for Tactical Training at the Brigade Level
by Carrie Ellis, CSCS, DPT
  1. Educate audience on the history and future of human performance in the military setting
  2. Provide effective tactics to engage key stakeholders that will help strength and conditioning professionals to be successful in the Army brigade environment
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
**Building Team Culture in Tactical Human Performance
by Mark Brennan, CSCS, RSCC,*D
  1. Creating “buy in”
  2. Establishing a foundation and building up and out
  3. Utilizing all the tools in our tool box. (Staff, facilities and resources)
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
CHALK TALK: Get More Details on The Human Element: People Precede Performance
by Nate Palin, CSCS

Chalk talks give the attendee an opportunity to participate in the discussion as the speaker is available to delve further into their topic.

Event Itinerary - Friday, August 6 - Eastern Time
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Registration Open
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Light Breakfast in the Foyer
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
NSCA Store Open
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
**Firefighter Wellness and Resiliency: Maximizing Success Using a 4-Pillar Approach
by Annette Zapp, MA, CSCS, TSAC-F
  1. Stockpile an arsenal of tactics for bolstering health and wellness all while focusing on the target of helping firefighters live their best lives.
  2. Procure evidence based best practices to inspire upstream behavioral change all while operating within the boundaries of “your lane”.
  3. Obtain immediately implementable strategies aimed at enhancing mental acuity, improving movement, and upgrading dietary choices.
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Capturing Informal Opportunities for Wellness Education and Growing a Culture Around Wellness
by Becky Swan, ATC, CSCS
  1. By the end of the session, attendees will be able to highlight how they can educate those they work with through informal approaches to education.
  2. Attendees will be able to list the benefits of educating on wellness at the grassroots level and how it can positively impact the change in wellness culture overtime in an organization.
  3. Attendees will be able to describe why wellness education and developing wellness interest at the grassroots level will benefit new police officers and support the longevity of their career.
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Occupational Specific VO2 Max Protocol and Objectively Measured Physical Activity to Assess CRF
by Nathan Dicks, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D & Allison Barry, PhD
  1. The need to access Cardiovascular fitness and current methods of assessing VO2max among structural firefighters.
  2. Occupational Specific VO2max protocol and improved with a physical activity rating.
  3. Comparing Cardioresporitory Fitness to objective measure PA during a tour of duty.
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Immediate & Actionable: Applying An Autoregulatory Training & Recovery System To The Tactical Community
by Joseph Denk, MS, CSCS
  1. Show the need for autoregulatory training and recovery protocols within the tactical community that help to promote force readiness, performance, and long-term sustainment
  2. Demonstrate how different pieces of commonly available commercial off the shelf (COTS) technologies can be combined and integrated into a comprehensive system that provides data-driven immediate and actionable recommendations for training and augmented recovery
  3. Discuss how this autoregulatory approach provides programming flexibility to coaches and empowers them with a fusion of objectively measured and subjectively qualified readiness and wellness information
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
**Development, Management, and Progression of Tactical Wellness Programs
by Hussien Jabai, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT & Michael Oldham, PhD
  1. To understand the importance of a tactical strength and conditioning coordinator (facilitator) in a firefighter wellness program and how one regulates, manages, and monitors the program.
  2. To investigate adversity, obstacles, and reasons for concern toward strength and conditioning program application and what resources can be considered for program growth and value.
  3. To explore potential program collaborations, research partnerships, and testing/evaluation resources with a university’s kinesiology department.
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Beyond the Research: Implementation of a Physiological Specific Female Soldier Training Program
by Ryan Carroll, MS, CSCS
  1. A quick review of the research behind physiological differences between male and female soldiers. 
  2. A practical guide to implementation of the research into a holistic training program.
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
**So You Want To Be A Government Contractor?
by Deb Canada, CSCS


  1. Describe general information about government contracting
  2. List key questions to ask when interviewing for a government contract job
  3. Describe common mistakes and corrective actions made in government contracting
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
The Impact and Evolution of Implementing Departmental Wellness Programming in Career Rural Firefighters
by Bridget Melton, EdD, CSCS, TSAC-F & Thomas Nagel, CPT, TSAC-F
  1. Participants will gain a perspective on how to design and implement annual health, wellness, and fitness screening program.
  2. Participants will learn steps to incorporate integrated training strategies to increase health, fitness, buy-in, and adherence among firefighters.
  3. Participants will gain an understanding of the university partnership, benefits, challenges, and its successes in different settings.
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Training Arousal Control for Tactical Performance
by Brent Moore, CSCS, TSAC-F, RSCC
  1. Become familiar with psychological skills associated with arousal control.
  2. Develop an understanding of how to develop buy-in for psychological skills training with tactical athletes
  3. Identify simple and novel strategies to incorporate arousal control training in the gym
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Nutrition & Sleep: Identifying Friends and Foes
by Nick Barringer, PhD, CSCS
  1. Understand the impact of nutrition and on sleep.
  2. Identify and prevent negative nutrition behaviors that negatively impact sleep.
  3. Identify and apply positive nutrition behaviors that may enhance sleep quality.
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
**Programming Sports Specificity for the Tactical Athlete
by Donny Bigham, MS, CSCS, TSAC-F, RSCC
  1. Having a dialog with the Commander you advise about their Mission/Unit specific Tactical needs analyses.
  2. Define METL aligned Tactical Athlete performance metrics/objectives based on the Commander’s Intent.
  3. Sports specificity synchronization into Macro/Mesocycles that will drive daily training sessions.

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In-Person Military Pilot Pre-Con:
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Cutting-edge educational sessions 

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 Key sessions will be made available online live during the event


CDC safety protocol will be in place to promote a safe, healthy environment. 

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Ask questions one-on-one with presenters. Participate in hands-on practical sessions – learn the technique and ques from the experts

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 The largest gathering of strength and conditioning professionals provides the easiest way to connect and share ideas with your peers.

Gain knowledge and skills without leaving home. 

Cost savings 

Reduced price for those able to attend in person

No travel expenses to incur

Network & Make Connections 

Career connections, networking and social events, and awards banquet 


Exhibit Hall & Socials

Explore the latest knowledge and equipment and connect with peers over food and drink - plus a kick-off party


Access to online sessions

1 year of access to online sessions as well as additional sessions recorded at the event

1 year of access to online sessions as well as additional sessions recorded at the event

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    No refund after August 1, 2021

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    Hilton Norfolk the Main, 100 E Main St, Norfolk, VA 23510.

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    Yes. You will receive a recording approximately 30 days after the event to review anything you may have missed. You will have access for one year. 

    If I miss some of the online, virtual or live streamed event, will this affect my CEUs?
    No. You will receive a recording after the event to review anything you may have missed, therefore receiving the full Category A CEUs. 

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    The NSCA will automatically apply the CEUs to your NSCA Account. If you need to report CEUs elsewhere, you may use the Certificate of Attendance.

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