2015 Kentucky Revised Statutes
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Requirements to be licensed as an athletic trainer -- Exception to
requirements -- Inactive status -- Automatic licensure.
To be licensed by the board as an athletic trainer, an applicant shall:
(a) Submit a completed application form with the required fee on a form
prescribed by the board;
(b) Be of good character and reputation; and
Be certified and in good standing as an athletic trainer by the National
Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification, Inc., or its
Be authorized to practice as an athletic trainer in another state and be in
good standing in that state, if that state has standards equivalent to those
of this Commonwealth.
Any person who is issued initial licensure as an athletic trainer shall be registered
for three (3) years, or for the completion of the current three (3) year cycle. The
person shall then apply to the board for triennial renewal and shall submit all
information requested by the board and pay a renewal fee as prescribed by the
No person shall hold himself or herself out as an athletic trainer or perform any of
the activities of an athletic trainer as prescribed in KRS 311.900 to 311.928, without
first obtaining a license under KRS 311.900 to 311.928.
Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit:
(a) The activities, services, and use of title on the part of a person in the employ
of the federal government, to the extent the person is operating within the
specific parameters of that employment; or
(b) The activities or services of a student athletic trainer or someone in a similar
educational position, if the service is not for compensation and is carried out
under the supervision of a physician and a licensed athletic trainer licensed
under KRS 311.900 to 311.928.
Upon petition to the board, licensed athletic trainers may be granted inactive status
for a period of time not to exceed three (3) years. Licensed athletic trainers shall not
practice athletic training while under inactive status. Inactive athletic trainers may
apply for an active license after paying a fee as prescribed in administrative
regulations promulgated by the board.
Persons who are certified by the board and are in good standing as athletic trainers
on July 12, 2006, shall be automatically licensed under KRS 311.900 to 311.928
without meeting the requirements of subsection (1) of this section.
Effective: June 25, 2013
History: Amended 2013 Ky. Acts ch. 30, sec. 4, effective June 25, 2013. -- Created
2006 Ky. Acts ch. 248, sec. 4, effective July 12, 2006.
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311.905 Requirements to be licensed as an athletic trainer -- Exception to requirements -- Inactive status -- Automatic licensure.
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