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ARP/ACSM Certified Ringside Physician

Protecting Competitors Inside – and Out – of the Ring

Want to take your medical & injury prevention expertise ringside? Created in collaboration with the Association for Ringside Physicians (ARP), ARP/ACSM Certified Ringside Physicians (CRP) provide specialized knowledge and care to boxers, mixed martial artists and other competitors in the combat arts.


Preparing for the ARP/ACSM CRP Exam

We want to make sure you are ready on exam day—which is why we offer a variety of study options designed to fit all schedules and all types of learning. Browse our study options below to see which one is most helpful for you!


CRP Study Options

Before Taking Your Exam

First-time candidates must submit all of the following to be considered for the examination:

  • Access the Application here, with all required assets.

  • When approved, a candidate will be emailed an exam registration voucher.

  • ACSM and ARP members have the opportunity to receive an exam discount.

Exam Content Outline

The blueprint for your ARP/ACSM Certified Ringside Physician exam – the closest you’ll get to the exam before taking it!

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Why Become An ARP/ACSM Certified Ringside Physician?

An ARP/ACSM Certified Ringside Physician (CRP) is a medical professional involved in the direct care of boxers, mixed martial artists, and other participants in combat arts. An ARP/ACSM CRP is often a physician by day who utilizes their professional knowledge and passion for ring sports to help provide care before, during, and after an event.

ARP/ACSM Certified Ringside Physicians have extensive knowledge of ringside protocol and various fields of medicine, which make them an instrumental, necessary presence at any ringside sport. ARP/ACSM CRPs are essential to providing the highest level of care to all levels of competitors in multiple sports, which continue to see a surge in popularity.

Ready to represent the gold standard at an upcoming match? Become an ARP/ACSM Certified Ringside Physician.

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