Click on the appropriate tab below to see the Initial Licensing Requirements, Process, Fees, Statutes and Administrative Rules for a Athletic Training.
- Be at least 21 years of age
- Have obtained a baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by an accrediting agency recognized and approved by the U.S. Department of Education or the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation, approved by the board, or recognized by the Board of Certification.
- If graduated after 2004, has completed an approved athletic training curriculum from a college or university accredited by a program recognized by the Board of Certification. Have current certification in cardiovascular pulmonary resuscitation with an automated external defibrillator 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.
- Have passed the Board of Certification Entry Level Certification examination and is certified by the Board of Certification – you may visit www.bocatc.org.
Note: Applicants shall submit a CERTIFIED copy of his/her National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification certificate (NATABOC) or a notarized copy of their examination results. For information on examination registration procedures, applicants may call (877) 262-3926 or write:
4223 South 143 Circle,
Omaha, NE 68137.
- Have submitted proof of taking a two-hour course on the prevention of medical errors.
- 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.
- Applicant must submit the State of Florida Athletic Training Application for Licensure, which can be found on the Board Website along with the licensure fee and a 2×2 photo.
- The required credentials must also be submitted to the Board office, the list of credentials as well as the Board address can be found on the application instructions.
- The License/Certification Verification Form (last form of the application) is only to be completed if the applicant holds or has held a license in another state, U.S. territory, or foreign country. If so, the applicant must mail this form to the office that issued the license or certification. That office must complete and mail the form directly to the Board office. It will not be considered official if received from the applicant.
- The continuing education requirement for the Athletic Training license is a two-hour course on the Prevention of Medical Errors. This must be taken from an approved provider; the list of approved providers and courses can be found online at: www.cebroker.com. The course can be taken online but the certificate of completion will need to be printed and mailed in with the application or faxed to (850) 921-5389.
- Once the Board has received the application (usually within 10-14 days after mailing out), the application and credentials will be reviewed and as long as the requirements are met a license will be issued to the applicant. A letter of approval will be mailed out immediately with the applicant’s license number and the actual license will be mailed 4-6 weeks after the approval letter.
Checks, certified checks, or money orders should be made payable to the “Department of Health.”
|Date Application is Submitted
|Fee to Submit with Application
|09/16/11 through 04/20/12
|04/21/12 through 09/15/13
|09/16/13 through 04/20/14
|04/21/14 through 09/15/15
|09/16/15 through 04/20/16
|04/21/16 through 09/15/17
Florida Statutes You will be connected to the Florida Legislature website, which is the official custodian of the statutes.
- Chapter 468, Part XIII Florida Statutes: Athletic Trainers
- Chapter 456, Florida Statutes: Health Professions and Occupations: General Provisions
- Chapter 120, Florida Statutes: Administrative Procedure Act Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)
You will be connected to the Florida Department of State: State Library and Archives of Florida website, which is the official custodian of the administrative codes.
- Rules: Chapter 64B33: Board of Athletic Training, Florida
Administrative Code Once you are at the F.A.C. site:
- Select the desired “Chapter Number”
- Click the “Latest Version” of the Rule Number you wish to review
- The File Download box will popup – Click “Open”