USRSA Certification Program

Preparing for the USRSA Certification Test

If you have any questions, e-mail us or phone Certification Testing at 760-536-1177, extension 13.

USRSA certification is designed to offer a powerful competitive advantage to a knowledgeable racquet service professional. Only current members who maintain their certified status will be listed on the USRSA website for consumers looking for stringers.

To apply for your certification test for Master Racquet Technician (MRT), Certified Stringer (CS), or Professional Racquet Advisor (PRA) designation, fill out the on-line form here, or print and mail/fax the application form below.

Please complete the following questions as applicable and return to: United States Racquet Stringers Association, 310 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N Ste 400, Birmingham, AL 35203-3369. Questions? Contact the USRSA at 760-536-1177 or fax us at 760-536-1171.

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IMPORTANT: Professional stringing machines will be available at each test sitefor MRT & CS exams. We recommend you contact your tester before the test to see if you are comfortable working on the machines they have available. If you are not comfortable working on one of their machines, you may bring your own professional-model stringing machine with prior approval from the USRSA.

Please specify the test, date and test location for which you’re applying. Private testing is available. (Please schedule a mutually convenient date with tester prior to submitting application):

____ MRT ____ CS ____ PRA
____ Upgrade (CS to MRT) ____ Upgrade (PRA to MRT)
____ MRT Racquet Customization Specialist ____ MRT Tournament Stringer Specialist

TESTER: _________________ DATE: ___/___/_____ TIME: _____ LOCATION: ___________________

PAYMENT OPTIONS (Check below):

First time test — MRT or CS

_____ Current USRSA member (testing fee $150)

_____ Non-member (testing fee $279 for USA; $309 for Canada; $314 for Mexico; $325 for outside North America. Includes 1 year membership to USRSA)

First time test — PRA

_____ Current USRSA member (testing fee $80)

_____ Non-member (testing fee $80 + appropriate membership fee based on location. Includes 1 year membership to USRSA)

MRT Specialization Exams

____ Current USRSA MRT members only (testing fee $200). Specialization exams are very limited. Contact USRSA for locations and times.

Upgrade from CS or PRA to MRT

_____ Current USRSA member (testing fee $80)

_____ Non-member (testing fee $80 + appropriate membership fee based on location. Includes 1 year membership to USRSA)

Re-test for failed sections (Must be passed within ONE year of initial test; Otherwise you must apply to take the entire test.)

_____ Current USRSA member (testing fee $75 for 1st section + $30 for each additional section to a maximum of $150.)

_____ Non-member (testing fee $75 for 1st section + $30 for each additional section to a maximum of $150+ appropriate membership fee based on location. Includes 1 year membership to USRSA)

NOTE: International applicants will be charged an additional $30 for shipping and handling of test materials.

NOTE: 10% discount available to two or more from same shop or club testing at same time/site.

PAYMENT TYPE (Check one): _____Check enclosed _____ Visa/MasterCard

VISA/MC #______________________________________ EXP. DATE:__________

CARDHOLDER’S NAME:___________________________________

* Your test fee must be paid in full and your application must be received at USRSA headquarters at least THREE weeks prior to the test date.

APPLICANT’S SIGNATURE:___________________________________

This above signature acknowledges that the information given is accurate. Intentional misrepresentation may void your Certification status without refund or obligation by the USRSA.

PLEASE NOTE: Before you can be approved for Certification testing, the following requirements MUST be fulfilled.

  • Your application must be received in USRSA office no less than three (3) weeks prior to your chosen test date.
  • You must pay the required test fees.
  • Finally, please bring a strung tennis racquet and a replacement grommet/bumper system for that frame to the test site. (Please verify ahead of time that your chosen racquet is acceptable.)

CANCELLATION POLICY: You must provide USRSA with one-week notice of cancellation. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of 50% of test fees. Failure to notify the USRSA 24 hours prior to testing will result in total forfeiture of test fees.