NCSF Certified Strength Coach

NCSF Certification

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  • Strength and conditioning certification
  • NCCA-accredited
  • Meets NCAA recommendations for strength and conditioning coaches
  • Online or in-person final exam
  • Requires NCCA-accredited personal trainer certification
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Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Self-paced
  • NCCA-accredited
  • Online or in-person exams available
  • Lower recertification requirements
What needs improvement ...
  • Requires personal trainer certification
  • Must take exam within 6 months of registering

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Exam Type

Online or proctored in-person exam

Financing Available


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      The National Council on Strength and Fitness Certified Strength Coach course is an accredited certification done online, with an optional hard copy textbook available for purchase. Both online and in-person versions of the exams are accredited by the NCCA, and the course meets all NCAA recommendations for strength and conditioning coaches. Applicants must take the exam within 6 months of registering.