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2017 ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist Exam Changes

Q: Will the Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-RCEP) be updated to industry standards (e.g., GETP 10)?

A: The ACSM-RCEP exam will reflect industry changes on Monday, December 18th, 2017.

Q: Will the ACSM-RCEP experience a delivery blackout?

A: No. There are no date restrictions for registering for the ACSM-RCEP examination.

Q: Will the ACSM-RCEP experience delayed scoring?

A: No. Candidates will be issued a score report at the end of their testing session.

Q: What will change on the ACSM-RCEP exam?

A: An overview of the substantive changes to the industry can be found in the Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 10th Edition (GETP 10); e.g., clinical exercise testing and interpretation, exercise prescription for healthy populations, exercise prescription for populations with chronic diseases and health conditions, behavioral theories and strategies for promoting exercise.

A pre-recorded webinar of key changes to GETP 10 can be found be found here.

Q: Can I use old books to prepare for the new exam?

A: It is recommended to use the most current resources (e.g., textbooks, position stands, webinars) to best prepare for the ACSM-RCEP exam.

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