How to Prepare for the TSAC-F® Exam
  • How to Prepare for the TSAC-F® Exam
    One of the most common questions received is, "How do I prepare for the TSAC-F exam"? Since candidates come from wide and varied backgrounds, we recommend a few different approaches to studying for the TSAC-F exam. Learn more about preparing for the TSAC-F exam.
  • Although not designed to be an exam prep clinic for the TSAC-F® certification exam, 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.  

    The TSAC Practitioners Course provides the principles of program design, basics of coaching exercise technique and mechanics, and how to lead a physical readiness program. The course is designed to provide tactical facilitators with the foundations of strength and conditioning research and applications. Learn More.

    TSAC-F® Exam Study Materials

    Suggested NSCA Resources

    checkmark  Essentials of Tactical Strength and Conditioning
    NSCA’s Essentials of Tactical Strength and Conditioning is the ideal preparatory guide for those seeking TSAC-F certification. The book is also a great reference for fitness trainers who work with tactical populations such as military, law enforcement, and fire and rescue personnel.

    checkmark  TSAC-F® Essential Package
    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.

    checkmark  TSAC-F® Essential Plus Package
    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.

    checkmark  TSAC-F® Exam Prep Online
    Enrollment in the TSAC-F Exam Prep Online provides access to a series of modules that will review the knowledge, skills, and abilities most commonly tested.

    checkmark  TSAC-F® Online Practice Questions
    The Online Practice Questions serves to provide an opportunity for prospective TSAC-F® exam candidates to: 1) develop a clear understanding of the content, organization, and the relative time constraints of an actual TSAC-F® exam; 2) evaluate strengths and weaknesses through self-scoring; and 3) have specific references to resources for further study.

    checkmark  TSAC-F® Exam Content Description Booklet
    The purpose of this booklet is to assist those preparing for the TSAC-F® exam by describing the content, scope, and distribution of the exam questions.

    Free Resources

    - FM 7-22 Army Physical Readiness Training