CEU Corner

Continuing Education Corner

2020 CSCCa Virtual National Conference presentations and CEU Courses

  • CSCCa CEU Video Courses from the 2020 Virtual CSCCa National Conference are now available on the CSCCa website. These courses cost $12 each and you will be awarded 1.0 CEU for each one you complete. Please be aware there is a limit of 20 CEUs for these CSCCa CEU video Courses per CEU Cycle. Some of the videos are also available to watch for free on the Educational Resources

Dates of Previous & Current CEU Cycle:

The previous CEU cycle ran from August 1, 2016, through July 31, 2019. We are now in the second year of the current CEU cycle that runs from August 1, 2019, through July 31, 2022.  Check out the reference information below for important reminders.

New CEU Contact Email:

As a reminder, please email all CEU inquiries and submissions to ceu@cscca.org.

CEU Reports:

All SCCC Certificants receive periodic reports regarding their CEU status throughout the 3-year CEU Cycle. These reports are sent out to inform coaches what requirements they have completed and what requirements still need to be fulfilled by July 31, 2022, so there is still plenty of time to fulfill all remaining requirements.  The reports are designed to help you stay on track for meeting all CEU requirements by the end of the CEU cycle to maintain SCCC certification.

We sent out the First Year CEU Report to SCCC Certificants on June 29, 2020.  We did notice there were some discrepancies on the reports for various coaches because our computer system did not send us certain notifications when requirements were completed. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience and are working diligently to have them corrected; if you do notice any discrepancies on your report, please email ceu@cscca.org, and we will clear up any incongruities. Additionally, your CSCCa account is the source of truth when it comes to what CEU requirements you have fulfilled as it is always accurate.

CEU Reporting Fee:

A $20 CEU Reporting fee will be placed on the accounts of all CSCCa members ($30 for nonmembers) who do not register and pay for the 2020 CSCCa Virtual National Conference (only available until December 31, 2020) and fulfill the requirement of watching 5 presentations and completing the associated 5 multiple choice quizzes. The fee for 2019-2020 will not be assessed until the first week of January 2021 (shortly after the virtual conference presentations are no longer available). This fee covers the administrative costs for tracking the 15 CEUs an individual will need to submit to the CSCCa through participating in alternative options that they otherwise would have automatically obtained on their accounts by participating in the Virtual National Conference. All SCCC certificants who obtain their 15 CEUs for 2019-2020 through participating in the 2020 CSCCa Virtual National Conference will have their 2019-2020 annual CEU Reporting fee waived.

Obtaining CEUs:

Although the end of the CEU cycle is still over a year and a half away, it isn’t too early to start obtaining CEUs! You are strongly encouraged to obtain 15 CEUs each year by July 31, to keep you on track for meeting the total 45 CEU requirement for the current CEU cycle ending July 31, 2022.

Have you participated in an event, course, or clinic since July 31st, 2019?  If so, be sure to email the CSCCa National Office a detailed course itinerary and verification of attendance to ceu@cscca.org.

Check out the CEU Reporting Page on the CSCCa website to view all the ways you can obtain CEU credit.

New Health & Safety CEU Requirement:

As a reminder, completion of the new Health and Safety CEU Quiz is required for this CEU Cycle.  ****Please note: the Health and Safety CEU Quiz, Athlete at Risk Conditions, is NOT part of the 2020 Virtual Conference Presentations****Any questions or concerns regarding this course should be brought to the attention of the CSCCa National Office.

The health and safety of the athlete continues to be the top priority for strength and conditioning coaches and for the CSCCa. Over the past two decades there have been a number of deaths and injuries that have occurred during strength and conditioning training sessions. To help prevent these tragedies from occurring, the CSCCa is working to educate its member coaches regarding important exertion-related health concerns that are negatively affecting a small number of our athletes.  While most health related issues are primarily handled by the sports medicine staff, it is extremely important that strength and conditioning coaches have a basic, working knowledge of these exertion-related conditions—their signs and symptoms, and particularly how to avoid triggering their occurrence during strength and conditioning training sessions, especially for athletes with predisposing factors.

 

With this goal in mind, the CSCCa has implemented this new Health and Safety CEU requirement for the current CEU cycle to ensure that strength and conditioning coaches are well educated and informed regarding important health and safety issues related to strength and conditioning programming and implementation. Every SCCC certificant will be required to pass a 35-question multiple-choice quiz with a minimum score of 80% (28 out of 35) once within each 3-year CEU cycle effective August 1, 2019. Upon obtaining a passing score on the quiz, 3 CEUs will automatically be applied to the individual’s account and the Health and Safety requirement marked as fulfilled for the current CEU cycle.  All CSCCa member coaches – whether or not they are SCCC certified, are strongly encouraged to complete the quiz and to review all the provided study materials.

The quiz addresses the following areas:

In order to prepare for the quiz, links to a variety of health and safety-related articles, as well as a comprehensive summation article, are provided on the CSCCa website. All strength and conditioning staffs are encouraged to study these health and safety resources and to use them as part of their staff’s professional development, but enough information is provided in the summation article to obtain a passing score on the quiz.

Accessing the Quiz on the CSCCa website:

  • Hover over the “CEU Program” tab and click on “Health and Safety CEU” in the drop down menu.
  • You will be taken to the Course Summary page for the quiz which provides information about the content of the quiz as well as a link to a Summation Article that contains the information necessary to pass the quiz.
  • To continue, click the “Begin Course” button at the bottom of the page.
  • You will be taken to the instructions page and provided with links to additional study resources that you may or may not be interested in reviewing for supplemental information.
  • You are encouraged to read the instructions thoroughly and when ready to take the quiz, click the “Take Quiz” button to begin.

Important Reminders:

  • There is a 4-hour time limit that begins as soon as the “Take Quiz” button is clicked and there is no “Save and Exit” option.
  • There is a limit of two attempts during a 24-hour period, which begins with the first attempt as soon as the “Take Quiz” button is clicked.

Important CPR/AED/First Aid Requirement Changes:

SCCC certificants must submit a CPR, First Aid, and AED Certification card that will be current on July 31, 2022. So, before the end of the current CEU cycle approaches (July 31, 2022, to be exact) be sure you have CPR/AED and First Aid cards turned in that will be current on July 31, 2022. This means that even if your cards expire on Aug 1, 2022, they would still be valid because technically they are current as of July 31, 2022. We recommend going through the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or the National Safety Council.  While hands-on courses for all three certifications are ideal and strongly recommended, effective August 1, 2019, First Aid Courses are no longer required to include a hands-on portion for the current CEU Cycle which will end on July 31, 2022.  Please be aware that this change does not affect the CPR/AED requirement. CPR/AED MUST include a hands-on portion, and courses completed solely online will not be accepted.

Attention all SCCC Certificants who lapsed in the previous CEU Cycle (August 1, 2016 – July 31, 2019):

In order to avoid having to re-sit for the written portion of the SCCC certification exam to have your SCCC certification reinstated, all missing CEU requirements MUST be fulfilled by the end of the current CEU cycle—July 31, 2022.  This includes payment of the $50 lapsed CEU reinstatement fee.

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