SCCC Certification Exam Registration

Registration for the 2020 December Written Retake Exam and the Spring 2021 Exam has officially opened. If you have questions about registering, please email cert@cscca.org with your questions.

SCCC registration and certification fee are due by Friday, February 19, 2021 for the Spring 2021 SCCC Certification Exam.

Registration for the 2020 December Written Exam Retake is CLOSED

ATTENTION: It is important to pay your Annual Membership dues before paying other dues and fees in order to receive your member discount. The 2020-2021 Membership year runs from August 1, 2020 - July 31, 2021.

Please use the links below to submit an application for the SCCC Certification Examination. You can submit your application online, or you can print out a hard copy of the application and email it to cert@cscca.org. Once you have submitted an application for the exam you must fulfill all SCCC Certification requirements by their scheduled deadlines in order to complete your registration. Please click here to view requirements and deadlines.

Printable Copy of the Spring 2021 SCCC Exam Application

Please submit to cert@cscca.org.

SCCC Exam Application

Click here for the SCCC Certification Handbook.


To be eligible to take the SCCC Certification Examination, an individual must be a currently practicing, full-time, strength and conditioning coach on the collegiate or professional level, or a student preparing to become a full-time strength and conditioning coach on this level.

Our goal as an association is to identify, educate, serve, and prepare those individuals who want to be solely full-time strength and conditioning coaches of collegiate and professional athletic teams. Dual certification in other fields is not permitted in order to protect the integrity and value of the SCCC Certification and the profession of full-time collegiate and professional-level strength and conditioning. The various positions of strength and conditioning coach, sport coach, athletic trainer, physical therapist, teacher/researcher, personal trainer, etc., are each so broad and vast in scope that it is impossible to be effective and competent in more than one of these professions simultaneously. Each of these professions has its own organization and certification, designed specifically to meet its unique needs.

With its certification process, the CSCCa is providing a door, through which only those individuals who want to be full-time strength and conditioning coaches on the collegiate and professional level can pass. We hope to send a message to all institutions that a full-time strength and conditioning coaching position is extremely important and should be provided at every institution with an athletic program.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Below is a table outlining the cancellation/refund policy for the next two scheduled SCCC Certification Exams. Please note that refunds are subject to a processing time and may take up to three weeks after the completion of the scheduled testing window.

December 2020 Exam Cancellation Received By: May 2021 Certification Exam Cancellation Received By: Terms of Cancellation
Before October 14, 2020 Before February 19, 2021 Full refund provided*
October 16, 2019 - November 2, 2020 February 19, 2021 - March 17, 2021 $25 Non-refundable cancellation fee*
November 2, 2020 - December 1, 2020 March 17, 2021 - April 14, 2021 $100 Non-refundable cancellation fee*
After December 1, 2020 After April 14, 2021 No refund provided*

*Cancellation Note: In order to receive a refund or to have payment applied to a later exam, the SCCC Candidate must request a cancellation in writing. Appeals for refunds after the established deadlines due to extenuating circumstances may be submitted by email to the CSCCa National Office. Please be aware, however, that appeals will not be accepted more than two weeks after the applicable testing window closes.