CERTIFIED RUNNING TECHNIQUE SPECIALIST
( POSE METHOD )
100% paid for by the Army Credentialing Assistance Program
10 Promotion Points for Soldiers competing for promotion to Sergeant and Staff Sergeant
MOS enhancing, directly related to MOS or ASI, taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), improves the MOS technical proficiency.
Related military occupations: Soldier Common Core and P5 – Master Fitness Trainer
Fully covered by GI Bill
This is an entry level specialty certification for anyone interested in teaching and coaching running. Candidates of all levels of education are welcome to apply for this certification.
Candidates who successfully pass the CRTS examination will be awarded a Certified Running Technique Specialist (Pose Method) credential.
An individual who has passed the CRTS examination and been granted the CRTS credential may get listed in the Technique Specialist Directory as a Certified Running Technique Specialist (Pose Method). Certified individuals may refer to themselves as Certified Running Technique Specialists and list the certification as a personal credential on stationary, website bios, business cards, and other materials as:
In the military, this credential is most useful to those in positions of leadership, and NCOs specifically. In line with injury prevention, readiness and human performance optimization initiatives, this certification enables the recipients with a critical skill to enforce the implementation of the updated regulations.
This certification is also popular among Soldiers competing for promotion to Sergeant and Staff Sergeant.
In civilian sector, this certification is in high demand among Physical Therapists and coaches that work with runners. It is also useful to Athletic Trainers and coaches in sports that involve any amount of running such as soccer, football, baseball and basketball.
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 internationally known and respected credential that will compliment your other current credentials and can set you on a compelling new career path.
PREREQUISITES: High school diploma or the equivalent
PASSING SCORE: 75%
ATTEMPTS: 3 (total)
DURATION: 1 hour 30 minutes
ACCESS: Online. Provided upon approval.
The best available study option is the Pose Method of Running skill training course. It is available via ArmyIgniteED and will prepare you to successfully complete the certification exam.
This course is designed to teach anyone the biomechanically correct running technique. During this immersive educational course you will learn how to increase speed and endurance, how to prevent running related injuries and remain injury free.
Since October 2020, the Pose Method is the method for the Running Skill program and drills published in the
The Pose Method of Running Training Course is now available as an
Download our FREE ArmyIgnitED Signup Guide. We created a step by step guide to help you navigate the newly launched platform and the process of requesting and receiving funding provided by the Army Credentialing Assistance Program.
We also made a fully automated platform to provide you with the required Quote that you will need to upload to ArmyIgnitED to begin the process of requesting and receiving funding. Getting our Quote takes 5 minutes!
Military Service Obligation
Service Obligation (Enlisted): None.
Service Obligation (Commissioned Officers): None.
The service obligation for the CA program has been removed. 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.
CA requests completed prior to 13 October 2021 must still complete the applicable service obligation incurred at that time; Regular Army, AGR, and mobilized commissioned officers (under Title 10 or Title 32 authority) incur an Additional Duty Service Obligation (ADSO) of two years and Reserve Component officers (USAR and ARNG) incur a Reserve Duty Service Obligation (RDSO) of four years. The CA military service obligation commences on the ending date of each course for which CA was approved.
To learn more, read the complete Memorandum: Updates to Army Credentialing Assistance Policy
Is This Available to All Soldiers?
Yes, all eligible Soldiers (enlisted, warrant officer, and officer) may use CA to sign up for courses and exams that lead to a credential listed on COOL, even if it is not related to your MOS or AOC.
How to Submit Your Quote to ArmyIgnitED
We created a step-by-step video guide as well as a PDF guide that can be downloaded.
How to Access Your Certification Exam
This Certification Exam is available online so in order to take it you would want to have a setup that is suitable to watch a movie online – high speed internet with a stable connection. The connection is especially important for the video analysis section.
Important: you will be able to login and access the exam on Start Date or after. For example, if your Start Date is January 10 – you will get your login email and will be able to access the exam on January 10 and after. You will not be able to login on January 5. In accordance with the ArmyIgnitED MOU, the vendor is not allowed to provide students with access to the exam before the official Start Date.
Certificate of Credential (Certification Exam)
When you successfully complete this certification exam, a Certificate of Credential will be automatically issued and made available to you for download. It is recommended to download and save it.
Once the official End Date for your certification exam is reached, we will provide your passing grade (P) to ArmyIgnitED to complete and close the CA request related to this certification exam. No completions can be entered prior to the End Date listed on your account. If you would like to request that the End Date be changed or your grade to be entered earlier, you may send a message to ACAPO (Army Credentialing Assistance Program Office) to request the change.
How to Change Your Email attached to the exam
The email address submitted with the ‘Request Quote’ form will automatically be the email address used to create your access to the exam. If you wish to change it to another email address at any point, please contact email@example.com
How to Change Your Start Date
To start your training course sooner, you must submit a help request via your ArmyIgnitED account.
To start your training course later, you would also need to submit a help request via your ArmyIgnitED account.
Important: In accordance with the ArmyIgnitED MOU, the vendor is not allowed to provide students with access to the exam before the official Start Date.
How to Change Your End Date
To give yourself more time to complete the exam, you will need to submit a request via your ArmyIgnitED account.