CERTIFIED RUNNING TECHNIQUE SPECIALIST
( POSE METHOD )
Eligible for CA
10 Promotion Points
MOS + ASI Related
Covered by GI Bill
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As the demand for skilled Technique Specialists is at a critical level due to increase in movement related injuries and increase in numbers of participants in athletic activities, practitioners who hold the CRTS (Pose Method) certification are well positioned to provide the professional skills necessary to lead and achieve successful results.
To get the credential, you must pass the Certification Exam.
The exam will test your knowledge of the subject matter and if you meet the level of competence necessary to earn the certification. After successfully completing the exam, you will earn an industry recognized credential that compliment your other current credentials and can set you on a compelling new career path.
QUESTION TYPES: True/False, Matching, Multiple Choice, Basic Drills, Video Analysis, and a Running 101 Keyword Completion Essay
PASSING SCORE: 75%
TIME: 1 hour 30 minutes
It is very important to pace yourself accordingly to finish the exam on time. Some of the questions include tables, drawings, photographs, or video clips. Taking the examination requires little or no computer experience. You must take the entire exam in one sitting.
To keep your credential current, your CRTS status active and your knowledge up to date – you have to recertify at the end of each 5 year cycle and continue your studies via available material and sources.
CYCLE: 5 years
RECERTIFICATION FEE: $295
To get started, click on request your quote and fill out the form. You will need to submit this quote along with your registration request.
Once your receive the quote, go to Army Ignited and login to your account or create a new one, and search for ‘running’ to select the Certified Running Technique Specialist (Pose Method) credential.
When your credentialing assistance request is approved, you will receive further information on how to access your certification exam to earn the credential.
Military Service Obligation
Service Obligation (Enlisted): None.
Service Obligation (Commissioned Officers): None.
The service obligation for the CA program has been removed per reference 1a, dated 13 October 2021. This applies to all CA requests submitted and/or completed on or after 13 October 2021. CA request end date in ArmyIgnitED must reflect a date of 13 October 2021 or after.
To learn more, read the complete Memorandum: Updates to Army Credentialing Assistance Policy
Certification Exam = 10 promotion points
In a continuing effort to improve the enlisted promotion system, the Army G1 has approved the initiative to award promotion points for certifications to Soldiers competing for promotion to Sergeant and Staff Sergeant. Click here to read more.
How Promotion Points are Awarded
Certificate of Credential
When you successfully complete the certification exam, a Certificate of Credential will be automatically issued and made available for download. It is recommended to download and save it. You will also need to provide it to ArmyIgnitED as proof of completion within 60 days of you completing the exam.
Failure to submit this certificate as proof of completion will create a hold on Soldier accounts preventing further funding requests from being submitted or approved. (Army Credentialing Assistance Policy ATZL-AU 6a)
How to Access Your Certification Exam
To access your certification exam please go to https://mil.romanovacademy.com
There are 2 ways to login:
How is Certified Running Technique Specialist credential related to P5 - Master Fitness Trainer (ASI)
Certified Running Technique Specialist (Pose Method) is designated a Star credential.
Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improve the MOS technical proficiency.
Running Skill is not officially taught at any stage of training throughout a service member’s career. Running Injuries are a big problem in the Army, costing 577 million per year, and more than 2 out of 3 injured soldiers face injuries from running.
Master Fitness Trainers train selected personnel in all aspects of the Army’s Physical Readiness Training (PRT) System. Trained personnel are unit advisors on physical readiness issues and monitor the unit and individual physical readiness program. Master Fitness Trainers are in a direct position of reducing the rate of running related injuries among service members and improving the readiness.
How to Submit Your Quote to ArmyIgnitED
1. Soldiers must have an account on ArmyIgnitED.
Follow the prompts on your screen and read the instructions (scroll down to “Creating Education Goals”) to initiate your request for funding.
2. Soldiers must submit
When to Submit Your CA Request
The processing time of all requests varies and depends on multiple factors. However, there are basic terms you can use as a standard guideline when submitting your request.
Make sure to plan ahead and submit your request at least 45 days ahead of your chosen start date to ensure you receive the approval on time. Requests submitted less than 45 business days prior to the exam start date will be rejected by ArmyIgnitED.
How to Select Start - End Date
The Start Date for the Certification Exam can be set according to your schedule. Start date MUST be within 45 days or no greater than 90 days from the submit date.
The End Date of the requested exam must be within one calendar year (365 days) of the start date.
End Date must be at least 31 days from the ETS Date.
How to Submit a Request For an End Date Extension
Does the Credential Have to be MOS related
No. All eligible Soldiers (enlisted, warrant officer, and officer) may use CA to earn any credential listed on COOL, even if it is not related to their MOS or AOC.