Continuing Education

Continuing Education: Updates & Reminders

The CEU cycle which ran from August 1, 2016, through July 31, 2019, is now complete, and we are in the first year of our new CEU cycle which runs from August 1, 2019, through July 31, 2022. Please take a few minutes to read through the information provided in this article to make sure you are aware of important CEU information and updates.

New CEU Contact Email

We are excited to announce a new email specifically for CEU inquiries and submissions! Please email all CEU inquiries to ceu@cscca.org


End Of CEU Report Update

Congratulations to ALL who have maintained their SCCC certification, and thank you to everyone who submitted all CEU requirement documentation by the deadline!

Lapsed SCCC Certifications & CEU Reinstatement Fee

A final CEU report regarding lapsed SCCC certification was sent on August 2, 2019.  As of August 1, 2019, all lapsed SCCC Certificants have been assessed a $50 reinstatement fee that is now reflected on each account.  This fee is to cover the additional and extensive administrative processes involved in reinstating the individual’s certification once it has lapsed.  Please be aware that the CSCCa National Office is tracking the CEU requirements of well over 1,000 individuals.  Thus, it is vital that our certified coaches take responsibility for fulfilling their CEU requirements by established and published deadlines in order for the program to work successfully and have value.

Every SCCC certificant is provided multiple CEU status reports throughout the CEU cycle in order to keep the individual updated regarding unfulfilled requirements.  Reminders are also provided in CSCCa Monthly throughout the CEU cycle, as well as through the CSCCa’s social media platforms.  Additionally, coaches can, and are encouraged, to check their certification status themselves by logging into their account to review the status of their CEU requirements.  Please feel free to call the CSCCa National Office, and a CSCCa staff member will be happy to walk you through this process if you have any questions.

Once the missing requirement(s) have been submitted to the CSCCa National Office and the $50 SCCC Reinstatement fee has been paid, your SCCC Certification will be reinstated, and you will be sent a new updated SCCC certificate. Individuals who completed all missing CEU requirements by September 13, 2019, should have received a mailed SCCC certificate unless you indicated otherwise. If you have not received the certificate, please contact the CSCCa National Office as soon as possible. For those who completed missing requirements after that date, please check the email address on your CSCCa account to make sure it is correct as this is where a PDF of your new certificate will be sent. This is a great opportunity to make sure ALL your contact information is up to date as well!

Please feel free to reach out to the CSCCa National Office at 801.375.9400 or info@cscca.org with any questions or concerns.  It is our sincere goal to assist all SCCC certificants who lapsed during the last CEU cycle and who desire to keep their SCCC certification to complete their missing CEU requirements.  In order to avoid having to re-sit for the written portion of the SCCC certification exam and to have the SCCC certification reinstated, all CEU requirements MUST be fulfilled by the end of the current CEU cycle—July 31, 2022.

Obtaining CEUs

It isn’t too early to start obtaining CEUs! If you have participated in an event, course, or clinic, since July 31, 2019 and would like to receive CEU credit, be sure to email the CSCCa National Office a detailed course itinerary and verification of attendance at ceu@cscca.org.

Important First Aid Requirement Change

Members must submit a CPR, First Aid, and AED Certification card that will be 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 are ideal and strongly recommended, effective August 1, 2019, First Aid Courses are no longer required to include a hands-on portion for the new CEU Cycle that ends 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.

***New Health & Safety CEU Requirement***

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.

With this goal in mind, the CSCCa has implemented a 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. With this new requirement, 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 going forward. 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 study materials.

The quiz addresses the following areas:

  • Concussion
  • Exertional Rhabdomyolysis
  • Exertional Heat Illness
  • Respiratory Illness
  • Cardiovascular Illness
  • Sickle Cell Trait
  • Emergency Action Plans (EAP)
  • CSCCa/NSCA Joint Consensus Guidelines and Recommendations.

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 be interested in reviewing for additional information.
  • You are encouraged to read the instructions thoroughly and when ready to take the quiz, click the “Take Quiz” button to begin.

Important notes to be aware of:

  • 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.

Again, please contact the CSCCa National Office with any questions or concerns.

 

 

 

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