Licensing and Registration


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The Board has made every effort to include the information you need to apply for licensure on this website. You can visit our Help CenterFAQs and Resources page for frequently asked questions, links, forms, applications and other helpful information.

Click on the appropriate tab below to see the Initial Licensing Requirements, Process, Fees, Statutes and Administrative Rules for a Athletic Trainer.

  • Effective July 1, 2016, applicants for initial licensure must use a LiveScan service provider to submit a set of fingerprints to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Approved LiveScan service providers and contact information can be found on the LiveScan Service Providers List located under the LiveScan Service Providers tab.
  • Has obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree from a college or university professional athletic training degree program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education or its successor recognized and approved by the United States Department of Education or the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation, approved by the board, or recognized by the Board of Certification, and has passed the national examination to be certified by the Board of Certification.
  • If graduated before 2004, has a current certification from the Board of Certification.
  • Has current certification in both cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibulator at the professional rescue level from the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, American Safety and Health Institute, the National Safety Council, or an entity approved by the Board as equivalent.
  • If licensed in another state, territory, or jurisdiction of the United States, must have a license verification form sent directly to the board office from that office that issued the license or certification.


The following steps apply to individuals applying for licensure as an Athletic Trainer in the State of Florida:

  1. Apply for licensure. Applicant must submit the State of Florida Athletic Training Application for Licensure, along with the appropriate licensure fees listed on the application instructions. Please ensure that all fields are completed as instructed.
  2. Request official transcript. Applicant must have obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree from a college or university professional athletic training degree program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education or its successor recognized and approved by the United States Department of Education or the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation, approved by the board, or recognized by the Board of Certification. The transcript must be either be sent in the official sealed envelope or sent electronically to MQA.AthleticTraining@flhealth.gov directly from the university or it will not be considered official.
  3. Request Board of Certification (BOC) certification verification. Applicant must request BOC certification to be sent directly to the Board Office. Online verifications are also acceptable and may be submitted with your application.
  4. Request License Certification/Verification (if applicable). This is required for applicants who hold or have ever held a license in another state, U.S. territory, or foreign country; no matter the status. Online certifications/verifications are acceptable if they are current and show disciplinary history status.
  5. Submit proof of current certification in both cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Applicant must submit a copy of current CPR/AED card at the professional rescue level from the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, American Safety and Health Institute, the National Safety Council, or an entity approved by the Board as equivalent.
  6. Complete the LiveScan process. Effective July 1, 2016, applicants must use a LiveScan service provider to submit a set of fingerprints to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Approved LiveScan service providers and contact information can be found on the LiveScan Service Providers List located under the LiveScan Service Providers tab.
  7. Omission of your social security number from the application will cause a significant delay in the receipt of your LiveScan results. Please do not omit this information from your application.

    Note: Criminal History will be reviewed by the Background Screening Unit, not the Board Office. Please send all criminal history documentation to the Background Screening Unit.

Application Checklist:

  • Official transcript
  • Proof of BOC certification
  • License Certification/Verification
  • Proof of current CPR/AED certification
  • Completion of LiveScan

Certified check or money order should be made payable to: Florida Department of Health

TOTAL FEE$205.00
Application Fee (non-refundable)$100.00
Licensure Fee$100.00
Unlicensed Activity Fee$5.00

 

Click on Chapter or Section Number to View

Florida Statute

Chapter 468, Part XIII: Athletic Trainers
Chapter 456: Health Professions and Occupations: General Provisions
Chapter 120: Administrative Procedure Act

Florida Administrative Code

Rules: Chapter 64B33: Board of Athletic Training
Rules: Chapter 64B33-4: Standards of Practice (Scope of Practice)