Lincoln, Nebraska - April 5, 2007. Exam candidates can now register to sit for the computer-based format of the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) and the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer® (NSCA-CPT®) exams. Candidates who register for computer-based testing by April 30, 2007, will receive $50 off the computer-based testing registration fee. Eligible CSCS and NSCA-CPT exam candidates can register by going to the NSCA Certification Commission's Web site (www.nsca-cc.org ). Candidates will receive a registration confirmation so they can schedule their preferred session time and location and can take the exam as soon as two days later. Unlike other national testing systems, all candidates who schedule online or via the call center to take a computer-based exam will access the same system, so it is truly a "first-come, first-served" process. The NSCA Certification Commission has used the computer-based format to greatly expand the number of sites exam candidates can choose from - all testing centers are within two hours of the top 175 metropolitan cities in the United States. With a test center capacity of more than 300,000 available testing slots, computer-based testing candidates are able to take the CSCS or NSCA-CPT exam when and where they want. Computer-based testing has decreased the wait time between taking an exam and receiving the results, and there is no longer a need for a registration deadline - candidates can schedule their exam appointment as soon as two days later. For computer-based testing candidates, exam time slots are available at all 150+ testing sites Monday through Friday (with some Saturday dates), and candidates who meet all of the prerequisites to take an exam and have submitted the required documentation will receive their score results at the site, immediately after the exam. For more information regarding the NSCA Certification Commission's new computer-based testing program, call toll-free 888-746-2378, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit cbt.nsca-cc.org .
The NSCA Certification Commission, the certifying agency for the National Strength and Conditioning Association, offers two credentials for fitness professionals. The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) certifications are considered the Credentials of Distinction in the strength training and conditioning and personal training professions. The NSCA Certification Commission is the only fitness-related organization to offer credentials nationally accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) since 1993.