The University of Texas at Austin’s Athletic Training Program (ATP) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) through the 2021-22 academic year. Students who complete a CAATE accredited ATP are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer (BOC) examination to earn the Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) credential.
Per the BOC, 49 states and the District of Columbia regulate the practice of athletic training. Individuals must be legally recognized by the appropriate state regulatory agency prior to practicing athletic training. The BOC exam is recognized by all Athletic Trainer state regulatory agencies to meet their exam requirement. Compliance with state regulatory requirements is mandatory and the only avenue to legal athletic training practice.
- Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) are nationally certified by the Board of Certification (BOC).
- Then each state, except California with no state regulations, requires state licensure/registration to practice in that state.
- Every state but Texas (and California with no regulations) requires national certification by the BOC in order to be state-licensed/registered. Texas allows state licensure without national certification. Texas is the only state that does this.
Alabama: Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers
California: Not regulated
Colorado: Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)
Connecticut: Connecticut State Department of Public Health
Delaware: Division of Professional Regulation
Florida: Florida Board of Athletic Training
Georgia: Georgia Board of Athletic Trainers
Illinois: Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR)
Indiana: Indiana Athletic Trainers Licensing
Iowa: Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH)
Kansas: Kansas Board of Healing Arts
Kentucky: Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure
Louisiana: Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
Massachusetts: Massachusets Board of Allied Health Professionals
Minnesota: Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
Mississippi: Mississippi State Department of Health
North Carolina: North Carolina Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners
North Dakota: North Dakota Athletic Training Association
Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Department of State Professional Licensing
Rhode Island: State of Rhode Island Department of Health
South Carolina: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)
South Dakota: South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners (SDBMOE)
Tennessee: Tennessee Department of Health
Texas: Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation (TDLR)
Washington: Washington State Department of Health
West Virginia: The West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy
Wyoming: Wyoming Athletic Training Board
UT Austin makes every effort to ensure state licensure or certification information is current; however, state requirements may change.
If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Texas, you should contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements before beginning an academic program.