Prior to sitting for the SCCC Certification Examination, all SCCC candidates will be required to design and submit a training program for one week's worth of training for a particular sport. They will be required to include all aspects of the training as if they were in control of the program, keeping in mind that the training is taking place during the early off-season. The program should be written as if they were handing it to their athletes. It should be written in the sequence they want the training performed, and should be limited to two pages. (Information regarding this requirement will be sent out to all SCCC candidates approximately two months prior to the exam.)
The practical portion of the examination will be a hands-on demonstration of a variety of strength and conditioning skills and techniques, as well as an oral examination, including questions relevant to the strength and conditioning field, before a panel of Master Strength and Conditioning Coaches. Individuals will also be required to explain and defend the Strength and Conditioning Program they have designed. Candidates must receive a passing score at all six stations in order to pass this portion of the Certification Examination.
NOTE: Master Strength and Conditioning Coaches who are eligible to be on the panel for the practical, hands-on/oral examination will be restricted from evaluating one of their own interns or practicum students.
This part of the certification process has been developed by a group of veteran Master Strength and Conditioning Coaches, with a minimum of 20 years experience in the field, as full-time, collegiate/professional Strength and Conditioning coaches.
Those who were full-time strength and conditioning coaches on the collegiate or professional level as of September 1, 2000, will not have to take the practical, hands-on/oral portion of the certification examination.