Athletic Trainers

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

Alaska: Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing

Arizona: State of Arizona Board of Athletic Training

Arkansas: Arkansas State Board of Athletic Training

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

Hawaii: Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional & Vocational Licensing Division (DCCA)

Idaho: Idaho Official Website of the Board of Medicine

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

Maine: State of Maine Professional & Financial Regulation

Maryland: Maryland Department of Health Maryland Board of Physicians

Massachusetts: Massachusets Board of Allied Health Professionals

Michigan: Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Minnesota: Minnesota Board of Medical Practice

Mississippi: Mississippi State Department of Health

Missouri: Missouri Division of Professional Registration

Montana: Montana Department of Labor & Industry

Nebraska: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Nevada: Nevada State Board of Athletic Trainers

New Hampshire: Office of Professional Licensure and Certification Office of Licensed Allied Health Professionals

New Jersey: New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Athletic Training Advisory Committee

New Mexico: New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department
New Mexico Athletic Trainers Practice Board

New York: New York State Education Department Office of the Professions

North Carolina: North Carolina Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners

North Dakota: North Dakota Athletic Training Association

Ohio: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board

Oklahoma: Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision

Oregon: Oregon Health Authority Health Licensing Office

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)

Utah: Utah Department of Commerce Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

Vermont: Office of the Vermont Secretary of State Office of Professional Regulation

Virginia: Virginia Department of Health Professions Board of Medicine

Washington: Washington State Department of Health

West Virginia: The West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy 

Wisconsin: State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Wyoming: Wyoming Athletic Training Board

State Licensure

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.