Who develops the CSCS exam?

The CSCS Exam Development Committee (EDC), comprised of individuals whose knowledge and experience in exercise sciences, strength training and conditioning and personal training qualifying them as “content experts,” develops the exam questions. The committee develops specifications from a job task analysis study that is completed every five years that defines the content areas to be covered, the number of questions on the exam and the abilities and skills measured by the exam. One focal point of the exam is to demonstrate that candidates possess appropriate knowledge of industry guidelines for the safe and effective strength training and conditioning of athletes.

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