(KMOV) – Ninety-nine dollars and 10 minutes online got News 4’s Chris Nagus an online certificate claiming he’s a certified golf strength training specialist. This bogus certification has the state investigating the American Sports and Fitness Association.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster wants to know a lot more about the online company registered to Kurtis Scott Lippman at a local apartment. The company sells all sorts of certificates.
The process is as simple as this: answer some questions, and if you get them wrong, it’s not a problem. The wrong answers are highlighted – many are true and false. You can go back and change your answers as often as you’d like until you get a passing grade. From there, you pay a fee and then get your certificate.
The exams are so easy that News 4 got a 12-year-old to pass the test to become a sports nutritionist.
Koster says he’s not impressed with the American Sports and Fitness Association.
Kurtis Scott Lippman would not talk to News 4 on camera, but he did respond to emails for a previous story. This time he did not reply at all.