Become a Certified Athletic Trainer

To become a BOC-certified athletic trainer (ATC), you must earn a bachelors or masters degree from a college or university with an accredited athletic training program, then take and pass the exam administered by the Omaha-based Board of Certification (BOC).

Don’t have a Bachelors Degree?

  • Go to http://www.caate.net/
  • Click on Accredited Programs (in the brown heading stripe)
  • Leave State field blank, select Undergraduate in the Program Type area
  • Click Submit to see the listing of all undergraduate level programs

Bachelors Degree Holder?

You can get a second bachelor’s from one of the schools mentioned above.
Or you can get a masters in athletic training from a university with an accredited entry level masters program. There are fewer than 20 of these. For a list of schools with accredited entry-level masters programs, go to:

  • Go to http://www.caate.net/
  • Click on Accredited Programs (in the brown heading stripe)
  • Leave State field blank, select Entry Level Masters in the Program Type area
  • Click Submit to see the listing of all entry level masters programs

Admissions information: For questions about admission to an accredited program, contact the program director at the individual college or university.

Certification: For certification information, go to http://www.bocatc.org or contact staff@bocatc.org: or call 877.BOC.EXAM.

Maintaining Your Credential

The 2006-2011 Recertification Requirements outline the requirements to maintain your BOC certification. The requirements include information about completing the continuing education (CEU) requirements, meeting the emergency cardiac care (ECC) requirements, submitting the BOC certification fee and adhering to the BOC Standards of Professional Practice.

 

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