•;If the background screening results show that you have
had any arrests, even if the case was dismissed, you
will be required to submit supporting documentation
to the Board office regarding the situation to prove the
disposition in the case
•;Should your background screening results show that
you have been convicted of a crime that you failed
to disclose on your application, you may be asked
to appear at the next available meeting of the Board.
You may also be asked to submit all supporting
documentation pertaining to the conviction
For more information, FAQs and a list of all approved
Livescan service providers, please visit the Board’s website
The North Dakota Board of Athletic Trainers has partnered
with the BOC for the 2016 license renewal period. ATs
licensed in North Dakota were able to renew their North
Dakota license using their profiles in BOC Central™. ATs
looking to obtain an initial license in North Dakota can now
do so through BOC Central™. The BOC developed an
online registry of North Dakota licensees for public use. It is
available at https://at.bocatc.org/nd_licenses/public_search.
Notice on Continuing Education
Athletic Trainers are now required to complete 50 hours of
continuing education every 2 years. The following notice was
filed with the code reviser’s office on May 13, 2016.
Athletic Trainers will be required to report continuing
education at the end of the first full two-year period after
July 1, 2016.
This new rule is adopted to establish enforceable
continuing education requirements for licensed Athletic
Trainers. Continuing education will help Athletic
Trainers stay current on best practices for treatment,
rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletes and injured
workers. The rule establishes minimum hours and
requirements for continuing education. The hours
may be obtained in a variety of categories including
workshops, seminars, conferences, online courses and
other professional activities. All acceptable categories of
continuing education are listed in the rule.
The Athletic Training Program held a rules hearing on
March 15, 2016 to receive public comment and adopt
A written comment was received from the Board of
Certification (BOC) for the Athletic Trainer regarding
evidence-based practice in ( 3). The BOC regularly
adds evidence-based practice activities to their list of
acceptable CE for Athletic Trainers certified through
them. The BOC suggested adding categories to this
subsection. The addition of ( 3) (f), “Any other evidence-based activity as approved by the secretary” gives
the secretary authority to approve activities generally
recognized as evidence-based continuing education.
This allows the program to accept generally recognized
categories of evidence-based practice. The rule was
adopted with the addition of the language in ( 3) (f).
Please share this notice with coworkers, supervisors
and others. Continuing Education FAQs will be posted
on the Washington State Department of Health’s
Athletic Trainer web page.
The eighth Athletic Trainer Regulatory Conference will be in Omaha, Nebraska – home of BOC Headquarters. The conference
draws leaders from the athletic training profession and state regulatory boards.
2017 BOC Athletic
As an AT, you’ll connect with leaders and
representatives of the athletic training and
regulatory industries from all 50 states.
Learn more about sponsorship opportunities: Sales@bocatc.org or (402) 559-0091.
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July 14-15, 2017