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To become a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), students must graduate from a bachelors or masters degree program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The candidate must then pass the comprehensive certification examination administered by the Board of Certification (BOC). Once certified, they must meet ongoing continuing education requirements in order to remain certified.
For additional information on becoming a certified athletic trainer please visit the National Athletic Trainers’ Association at www.nata.org and view the document Athletic Training Education Overview.
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.