Canadian Strength and Conditioning Professional (CSCP) Legacy Application

Published On: avril 25, 2024Categories: CSCA


The Canadian Strength and Conditioning Professional (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.

The CSCA is encouraging all currently practicing strength and conditioning coaches in Canada to consider completing their CSCP credential through the Legacy pathway. This is an affordable and easy way to establish yourself in the industry as having a skill set that is superior to existing strength and conditioning certification requirements. Being CSCP Legacy credentialled provides you with the ability to be a CSCP New Professional mentor and identifies you as a leader in the industry in Canada.

CSCP LEGACY DISTINCTION                                                                 

The CSCP Legacy Distinction recognizes currently practicing strength and conditioning coaches that meet all 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 experience 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


Application Fee $300.00  
NCCP Make Ethical Decisions Course  


Safe Sport Training Course Free  
5 year renewal fee $100.00  

* 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. These fees are not managed by the CSCA.

Documents Required for Application:

  • Professional resume
  • Letter of reference 1 (strength coach)
  • Letter of reference 2 (supervisor from a strength and conditioning position held)
  • Letter of reference 3 (athlete or coach that was trained by you)
  • Proof of Safe Sport and Making Ethical Decisions completion
    • Screenshot or pdf of Locker transcript
  • Proof of University degree completion
  • Verification of hours worked (only applicable to part-time and self-employed applicants)
    • Name of facility
    • Address
    • Contact information
    • Start date
    • End date
    • Average hours/week
    • Total hours
  • Verification of employment (only applicable to applicants who have worked full time for 3 years)
    • Letter from employer stating start date, end date, hours per week


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