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NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Exam

NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Exam (CSCS) Exam Information:

CSUSB Student Recreation and Wellness Center has partnered with National Strength and Conditioning Association to provide those who qualify with a discount to take the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Exam.

Standard Non-member NSCA-CSCS Exam = $475

Discounted CSUSB NSCA-CSCS Exam = $265

CSCS Exam Prerequisites:

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree or higher degree or currently be enrolled as a college senior at an accredited institution
  • Have a current CPR/AED certification
  • Purchase NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist Book from Coyote Bookstore
    • ISBN 9781718202375 - Hard Copy Physical Book
    • ISBN 9781718202405 - eBook
  • If you have any concerns or questions regarding the NSCA-CSCS Exam Book, please contact 1100txt@follett.com

From the CSCS Website:

  • Please do not send in your supporting documentation until AFTER you have registered for an exam.
  • Certification will not be granted until ALL of the eligibility requirements have been met. Candidates have one (1) year from their exam date to submit documentation demonstrating completion of all eligibility criteria.
  • Exam results become invalid if acceptable eligibility documentation is not received within one (1) year of exam date.

How to Sign Up:

  1. Purchase NSCA-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Book from Coyote Bookstore: Coyote Bookstore
    • ISBN 9781718202375 - Hard Copy Physical Book
    • ISBN 9781718202405 - eBook
  2. Create NSCA Customer AccountCreate an Account
    • If you already have an account with NSCA, a new account is NOT necessary.
    • After an account is created, you will need to click on your name in the top right corner. A drop-down menu will appear and your NSCA Customer ID will be listed.
    • You will need this account number for ALL forms related to exam registration.
  3. Go to NSCA-CSCS Exam Registration Form
  4. Pay for NSCA-CSCS Exam through Rec Shop Portal:
    • Sign In using MyCoyote Credentials, select Register and Check Out.
    • Discounted CSUSB NSCA-CSCS Exam is $265 + $1 processing fee = $266

    • Rec Shop Portal
  5. Wait for an email confirmation from NSCA with scheduling information