Certification CFSC – Level 1To obtain the CFSC certification you must register to the course on our website. Then you will receive by email the access codes to the official American website in order to receive the educational material (in english) to attend the online exam. The success or failure of the test does not preclude the course attendance, but the exam must be passed to obtain the certification.
To become certified it is required that you attend a 1-Day CFSC On Site Training. We believe one of the major omissions of strength and conditioning certifications is the absence of a practical component. Even if you can pass the written exam that doesn't prove you are a great coach. With the CFSC we require applicants to not only attend an On Site Training, but also that you pass a practical exam at the end of the day.
At the 1-Day On Site Training you will be in a small group (about 12-15 attendees per coach) to mimic how we run our groups at MBSC. We want every person that attends the On Site Training to have a personal experience and the attention necessary to make sure they get the most out of the training. Throughout the day we will breakdown the MBSC program bit by bit and demonstrate our system of progressions and regressions for each movement pattern.
Once the training is complete, each attendee will take a practical exam where they will be tested on their ability to demonstrate and coach the basic movement patterns we use at MBSC. The attendee's knowledge of the progressions and regressions system will also be tested. CFSCs will be ready for many of the common situations that can occur while training.
Yes, people will fail.
If you can not move properly or demonstrate knowledge of the system, we can not pass you. As mentioned before, the reputation of the CFSC certification is something we hold in a very high regard. To prepare you, we have created a database of step by step videos explaining the coaching cues, the common mistakes, and the progressions/regressions we normally use for a given movement pattern.
While we put a great deal of stress on the practical component of the CFSC, we also have 5+ hours of lectures, a CFSC Manual, and an eBook version of Mike's, “Advances in Functional Training.” A 50-Question multiple choice written exam has been comprised based on this material. We simply want you to have a clear understanding of the CFSC methodologies as well as how and why we program the way we do at MBSC.
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