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NSCA FAQs

  • I just took KINE 483 with Professor Jackson and just want to sign up for my NSCA CSCS exam; do I have to sit through the CPT course?
    • No! As long as you have purchased the right book (Essentials of Strength and Conditioning ISBN 978-1-4925-7496-5). Please send a photo of your ISBN number/book. The CPT course may be helpful to take advantage of if you need some experience!
  • I just took KINE 270 with Professor Jackson and just want to sign up for my NSCA CPT exam. I feel ready; do I have to sit through the NSCA CPT course?
    • No! Although very helpful; if you don’t feel you need the course please scroll down to our exam registration link. Please be aware we will send out exam registrations at the beginning of each month.
  • How much is the NSCA CPT exam and does the SRWC pay for it?
    • With the CSUSB discount, the exam comes to $225 (compared to $435). It is important that you purchase the right book (check ISBN) to receive this discount. The SRWC does not pay for the test. *SRWC employees: We pay for one NSCA CPT exam per semester (application required) if course is completed.
  • How much is the NSCA CSCS exam and does the SRWC pay for it?
    • With the CSUSB discount, the exam comes to $265 (compared to $475). It is important that you purchase the right book (check ISBN) to receive this discount. The SRWC does not pay for the exam.
  • Is the NSCA CPT Workshop Series all virtual?
    • Yes! Although we miss our in-person course – we have had much success with our virtual training. Students have already passed their NSCA CPT exam from our last class!
  • Do I have to sign up for the CPT Exam? I just want to take the course!
    • Exam registration is not required however, highly encouraged!
  • The book isn’t in the bookstore! How do I get in?
    • During this time, we understand that it may be challenging to purchase the book due to funds/stock/etc. Please email Jasmine.Curtis@csusb.edu with your interest and we will enroll you; be aware that the book must be purchased to keep enrollment.
  • I currently don't have my CPR/AED Certification; can I still sign up?
    • Yes! You will need to obtain your CPT/AED certification and provide documentation to the NSCA within 1 year of taking the exam. Be sure to make to look at the NSCA CPT Certification Handbook for acceptable certifications.