What’s New in Your State?
Currently, 48 states have some form of athletic training regulation.
The BOC exam is a requirement to obtain regulation in 46 of the
48 states; however, it is important to recognize that passing the
BOC exam is only a precursor to athletic training practice.
Compliance with state regulatory requirements is mandatory and
the only avenue to legal athletic training practice. For specific
details regarding state regulation, please contact your state
The following states have had recent updates to regulation
Arizona – SB1326 was signed in to law on April 20, 2010. The
law updates the current AT practice act.
Colorado – As of January 1, 2010, a person cannot practice
athletic training or represent himself/herself as being able to
practice athletic training without possessing a valid registration. If
you are currently practicing and you have not registered, you are
violating Colorado state law and the BOC Standards of
Professional Practice (Code 3. 2 of the Code of Professional
The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies is accepting
applications for AT registration. Verification of your BOC
certification is required. Please log in to your BOC Central™
profile to order an electronic verification using
firstname.lastname@example.org as the delivery email
Connecticut – The following headline was located on the
Connecticut Athletic Trainers’ Association website: “Concussions
Bill Would Protect Student Athletes; Measure Passes The State
Senate And Heads To The House.” Read the full article online.
Maryland – On October 1, 2009, a law went in to effect requiring
the Maryland Board of Physicians to regulate ATs. The board is in
the process of establishing an advisory committee and will be
developing regulations for ATs once the advisory committee has
been established. Individuals practicing athletic training are not
required to be licensed until October 1, 2011. However, anyone
employed as an AT should review the qualifications for licensure
as an AT.
Michigan – The Michigan Board of Athletic Trainers recently
adopted rules and regulations and approved the application. They
are accepting applications, and ATs must be licensed by January
1, 2011. Verification of your BOC certification is required. Please
log in to your BOC Central™ profile to order an electronic
verification using email@example.com as the delivery email
Texas – The Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers is proposing
changes to its current rules to allow for the acceptance of the
BOC exam, establish procedures for imposing administrative
penalties and criminal history evaluations and clarify the section
addressing qualifications for licensure. The proposed
amendments are published in the March 20, 2010, edition of the
West Virginia – HB3152 was signed by Gov. Manchin giving the
West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy statutory authority to
draft rules for registering ATs. The board is currently working on
these rules, which will go in to effect July 1, 2011.
Wisconsin – On March 15, 2010, SB482 was signed by Gov.
Doyle completing the passage of the amended athletic training