Free CSCS Practice Tests

What is the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists test?

NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists® (CSCS®) are professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention.

Who gives it? National Strength and Conditioning Association

The NSCA is the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning and supports and disseminates research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness.

Who can take it?

To be eligible to take the CSCS® examination, candidates must hold at least a bachelor's degree or currently be enrolled as a college senior at an accredited institution and hold a current CPR and AED certification.

When and where can I take it?

The CSCS certification test is administered by Pearson VUE testing centers. Registration for the test is $340 for NSCA members and $475 for non-members.

Exercise Technique Practice Test

Questions cover teaching and evaluating various forms of aerobic and resistance exercise, flexibility, and spotting technique.
23 Questions

Nutrition Practice Test

Questions cover nutritional factors related to health and performance, impact of food choices, and eating disorders.
27 Questions

Test Administration and Interpretation
Practice Test

Questions cover selecting, administering, and scoring tests to ensure maximum reliability and validity in interpreting test results.
35 Questions

Exercise Sciences Practice Test

Questions cover body anatomy and physiology, metabolism, exercise selection, and psychological techniques used to enhance training and performance.
24 Questions

Program Design Practice Test

Questions cover designing exercise and training programs to match an athlete's goals and health and fitness levels.
22 Questions