Important SCCC Info & Certification Requirement Changes

SCCC Certification Requirement Changes

With the new testing cycle beginning, the CSCCa would like to announce changes to the SCCC Certification requirements. These changes were made after careful deliberation with the Certification Commission and are outlined below. These changes will affect the First Aid requirement, effective immediately, as well as the educational requirement, effective August 2024, and are as follows:

First Aid Requirement: effective immediately

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. 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.

Background Education Requirement: effective August 1, 2024

Effective August 1, 2024, all first time SCCC Candidates will be required to have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited institution and have received academic credit on their official transcripts for the following courses (5 TOTAL):

  • Anatomy & Physiology (2 classes)**
  • Exercise Physiology (1 class)
  • Biomechanics or Kinesiology (1 class)
  • Nutrition (Sports Nutrition Preferred) (1 class)

Note: Classes titled as “Introductory” are not accepted; standalone labs do not count as one of the required classes, and acceptable courses must be worth 3+ credit hours 

** Example: Anatomy and Physiology I and II (Both Classes), or Human Anatomy (One Class) and Human Physiology (Another Class)

Any questions regarding any of these changes or other certification issues can be directed to 801.375.9400 or

December 2019 Written Retake Exam

The application for the December 2019 SCCC Written Retake Exam is now available on the CSCCa website. All those who have previously taken the written portion of the SCCC exam and did not pass are eligible to sign up at this time.

Please be aware you must submit an application if you would like to retake the exam in December. Due to the variety of situations, YOU ARE NOT AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERED FOR THE EXAM. Once applications are submitted to the CSCCa National Office, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of submitting your application, PLEASE CALL THE NATIONAL OFFICE AND CONFIRM WE HAVE RECEIVED IT. Otherwise, please be aware that there is no guarantee that you will be registered for the exam!

The following is a list of deadlines for the December Exam:

  • Application: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • Membership Dues: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • Certification Fee: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • CPR/First Aid/AED: Wednesday, November 1, 2019

December 2019 Testing Window

  • Sunday, December 1, 2019 – Tuesday, December 31, 2019*

*Available testing dates and times may vary by testing location.

Spring 2020 SCCC Exam

The application for the Spring 2020 SCCC Exam is also now available on the CSCCa website.

The following is a list of deadlines for the Spring Exam:

  • Application: Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Code of Conduct: Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Practicum Waiver: Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Membership Dues: Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Certification Fee: Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Internship Completion Verification Form: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
  • Verification of Bachelor’s Degree: Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Practicum Fee: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
  • CPR/First Aid/AED: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
  • Program Design: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Notes for Mentors

  • If you have changed schools or institutions since becoming an approved mentor, please email the National Office with this information to verify that you are still eligible to be a CSCCa Approved Mentor. More information regarding which job titles/positions are eligible to serve as CSCCa Approved Mentors is provided on the CSCCa website. It is extremely important that we keep the list of CSCCa Approved Mentors up-to-date to provide accurate information for those individuals searching for an approved internship.
  • If you would like a copy of the most recent version of the CSCCa Mentoring Booklet (Updated Fall 2018), please contact the CSCCa National Office and provide an updated mailing address.
  • If you will have interns this fall who are going to sit for the SCCC Spring 2020 Exam who need forms (i.e., Practicum Waiver, Internship Completion Verification Form), please email the National Office at , and we will provide you with a PDF copy of the forms. Please be aware these are also available in your Mentoring Booklet. You are encouraged to make copies as the mentoring booklets are to be used for multiple candidates.

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