CEU Corner

Continuing Education Corner

We have now begun the 3rd and final year of the current CEU cycle, and we strongly encourage everyone to make sure they are on track to fulfill all CEU requirements by July 31, 2022 in order to maintain SCCC certification.

 




2021 CSCCa Virtual National Conference Presentations and CEU Courses

The 2021 Virtual National Conference has now closed! We will be putting the presentations on the website soon.

CEU Contact Email:

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

Dates of Previous & Current CEU Cycle:

The previous CEU cycle ran from August 1, 2016, through July 31, 2019. We have now begun the third and final year of the current 3-year CEU cycle which runs from August 1, 2019, through July 31, 2022. Check out the reference information below for important reminders.

Obtaining CEUs:

The end of the current CEU cycle is quickly approaching, as we enter the 3rd and final year. It is never 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. This would mean that, while it is not required, it is suggested to have 30 CEUs at this point in the cycle if you were SCCC certified at the beginning of the current CEU cycle.  Required CEUs are prorated based on which year in the cycle you become certified.  Please contact the CEU Coordinator, Megan, if you have any questions regarding the number of CEUs you are responsible for.

We strongly recommend participation in the 2021 CSCCa Virtual National Conference as this is a great opportunity to receive 15 CEUs and help keep you on track!

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.

In an updated policy, if you teach a university course multiple times in a CEU cycle, you are eligible to receive the full CEUs (based on credit hours) for the first time, and half CEUs for each subsequent session. See Categories H and I on the CEU Reporting Page.

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

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 regarding which 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.

A CEU Progress Report was sent to all SCCC on September 23, 2021. If you have any questions or concerns about your report, or did not receive the email containing your report, please email ceu@cscca.org.  Reports will continue to be sent out periodically through the end of the cycle. 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:

In January of 2021, a $20 annual CEU Reporting fee was placed on the accounts of all SCCC certified members ($30 for nonmembers) who did not register and pay for the 2020 CSCCa Virtual National Conference (which was available through December 31, 2020) to cover CEUs for the 20-21 year. This CEU Reporting 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 2020 CSCCa Virtual National Conference. All SCCC certificants who have obtained their 15 CEUs for 2019-2020 through participating in the 2020 CSCCa Virtual National Conference have had their 2019-2020 annual CEU Reporting fee waived.

New Health & Safety CEU Requirement:

As a reminder, completion of the new Health and Safety CEU Quiz is required for this CEU Cycle. 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 which provides information about the content of the quiz as well as a link to the Summation Article that contains the information necessary to pass the quiz.
    • If you have trouble accessing the summation article PDF, ensure your browser’s pop-up blocker is disabled, or switch internet browsers.
  • 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):

There is just under 1 year left to reinstate your SCCC certification, and to avoid having to re-sit for the written portion of the SCCC certification exam. In order 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.

Please contact the CSCCa National Office at 801-375-9400 or ceu@cscca.org with any questions or concerns regarding the CEU program.

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