Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers What's New-For The Program


Proposed Rules

The Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers is proposing changes to its current rules. The proposed changes include increasing the continuing education requirement for renewing licenses that expire after September 1, 2015. The proposed rule changes also implements legislation that addresses licensing of military service members, military veterans, and military spouses.

The proposed changes are being published in the August 22, 2014 edition of the Texas Register. Comments and recommendations may be submitted to:

Stewart Myrick, Program Director
Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers, MC-1982
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347

You may also submit your comments by email to When emailing comments, please indicate “Comments on Proposed Rules” in the subject line. Comments will be accepted until September 22, 2014.

The proposed rules are available for download here. You may download a copy of the current rules by clicking the “Rules/Regulations” link in the box to the right. Please check this website for updates to this process.

Select the links below to view or print proposed rules

Proposed Rules (Word format, 29 KB)
Proposed Rules (Adobe Acrobat format, 22 KB) 

Rules Effective March 17, 2011 

The Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers has adopted changes to the licensure rules, and those changes became effective on March 17, 2011. You may download a copy of the new rules by selecting this link

Important Information Regarding 2010 Rule Changes

The board has prepared an informational sheet regarding the rule change about the acceptance of the Board of Certification exam for certain applicants. This information was compiled based on the questions and concerns directed to the board during the rulemaking process.

The Jurisprudence Exam is required when applying for a new license starting January 1, 2010.

Beginning January 1, 2010, applications postmarked on or after January 1, 2010 must complete the board's jurisprudence examination and submit proof of completion.

Select this link to pay the exam fee or return to your exam for the Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers exam (In the eCommerce system, this payment is referred to as a "purchase".)

Please Note:

New Applicants: If you are a new applicant for licensure, print your certificate and submit it to the board office with your application. Retain a copy for your records.


Now you can perform a real-time search for licensees online, and you can even print a license verification. For more information, click the “Live Online Search Verification” link under the “Find A Licensee” heading to the left.

Online Applications Now Available Through!
You can now apply for a new registration, or apply for registration renewal, through! See the menu to the left for the links and click on, "Apply Online".

HIPAA Notice
Click the link below to read an important message about HIPAA Privacy Standards for providers and entities that submit protected health information to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

External email links are provided to you as a courtesy. Please be advised that you are not emailing the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDH) and TDH policies do not apply should you choose to correspond.




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Last updated August 18, 2014
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