I just took the pre-test and got 27 out of the 45 questions. I have no college education but have studied what I love to some degree. I am 45 and well read enough to, if given the time and resources to prepare believe I could pass this exam. I have always found it arrogant of some bodies of learning to exclude those who could get a certification like this but don’t meet some made up standard to take the exam. But to those of you who are lucky enough to meet the requirement: Good Luck!!!
Hello John Doe,
I utilized the Human Kinetics resources in preparation for the CSCS exam and found the resources to be very helpful.
I am assuming that you have earned a four-year degree because you are are seeking to earn this credential.
I found the exam to be challenging and needed very minute to complete the exam when I took it in 2008. I passed the exam on the first attempt, however, I prepared well.
All the best to you.
I’m always a bit suspect when responding to a question where the person asking doesn’t identify themselves but here goes. The “sample questions” that are included in the link that you provide are indicative of the types of questions you will encounter in the actual CSCS exam.
Just like any standardized exam, how well you do on the exam will depend on your preparation. Your profile offers no information on your fitness background, so you will need to assess the amount of “preparation” you do based on your knowledge and comfort level with the types of questions being asked compared to what you already know.
I wish you luck on the exam if you decide to take it.