The CSCP credential is allocated to an individual who has completed all academic and professional experience requirements set forth by the Canadian Strength and Conditioning Association. CSCP coaches have successfully demonstrated coaching and knowledge proficiency and are qualified to design and implement effective and safe strength and conditioning programs for athletes of all levels.

Accreditation Options

CSCP Legacy Distinction

The CSCP Legacy Distinction recognizes currently practicing strength and conditioning coaches that meet all of the requirements of the CSCP credential and due to considerable professional coaching experience are exempt from the New Professional pathway exam and mentorship requirements.


  • Applicants will have completed a university degree in Kinesiology, Human Kinetics, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sports Sciences, Health Sciences, or a closely related field.
  • Currently practicing as a strength and conditioning coach in the field of strength and conditioning, sports performance, sports science or other related field.
  • Current CSCA General Member
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification
  • Safe Sport Course completion
  • NCCP Make Ethical Decision course completion
  • 3 year work minimum for applicants who are working as a full-time strength and conditioning coach
  • Minimum 5,000 cumulative hours for part-time and self-employed coaches – see attached recording sheet.
  • Professional resume or CV


  • Application Fee – $300

  • NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Course – $85*

  • Safe Sport Training Course – Free

  • 5 year renewal fee – $100

* A fee of $85 will apply to those who choose to complete the NCCP Make Ethical Decisions online Evaluation without first taking the NCCP Make Ethical Decisions training.

CSCP New Professional Distinction

Details coming soon!