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Can I use CECs earned from other organizations?

The ACSM Certification & Registry Department will recognize CECs, CMEs, or CEUs awarded by other professional health & fitness or clinical organizations for attending their programs without it being pre-approved by the ACSM Education Department.

The program must be related to your certification and you must obtain documentation from that organization verifying attendance and the number of CECs earned. ACSM does not accept CECs for certification exams, professional memberships, committee involvement or CPR training. You do not need to turn in documentation for these programs to ACSM. Please keep all documentation of non-ACSM CECs for your records in case you are audited.

ACE, NSCA, NASM 0.1 = 1.0 ACSM CEC

AFAA 1.0 = 1.0 ACSM CEC

If you have questions regarding earning CECs through outside organizations, please contact certification@acsm.org

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