Regulation of Athletic Trainers



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The athletic trainer licensing program is administered by the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing. The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development adopts regulations to carry out laws governing athletic trainers in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws. This program was enacted by the Alaska State Legislature (HB 160 History), (AS 08.07.010) in 2014 and went into effect on September 16, 2014.

An athletic trainer license is required for all practitioners in the State of Alaska by July 1, 2017.

An athletic trainer must be certified by the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers to qualify for licensure.

The practice of athletic training includes:

  • the treatment of an athlete for an athletic injury or illness prevention;
  • the clinical evaluation and assessment of an athlete for an athletic injury or illness sustained or exacerbated while participating in an athletic or sport-related exercise or activity;
  • the immediate care and treatment of an athlete for an athletic injury or illness sustained or exacerbated while participating in an athletic or sport-related exercise or activity;
  • the rehabilitation and reconditioning of an athlete for an athletic injury or illness sustained or exacerbated while participating in an athletic or sport-related exercise or activity.

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Statutes and Regulations

Alaska Statutes are passed by the legislature. Regulations (also called the Alaska Administrative Code) are rules adopted by the department to implement, interpret, and make specific the statutes. Both statutes and regulations have the force of law.

AS 08.07.010 specifically applies to athletic trainers. AS 08.01 - 08.03 and regulations 12 AAC 02 apply to all professions regulated by the division.

Proposed regulations are advertised in Alaska newspapers and we invite public comment on them. If you would like to receive notice of proposed regulations, you must contact the regulations specialist, Jun Maiquis at (907) 465-2537 and request that your name be added to the athletic trainers interested parties list. Please advise us if you move or wish your name removed from the mailing list.


Board of Certification (BOC)

1415 Harney Street #200
Omaha, NE 68102
Website: www.bocatc.org


National Organization

National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)
1620 Valwood Parkway #115
Carrollton TX 75006
Website: http://www.nata.org/


State Organization

Alaska Athletic Trainers Association
Website: http://aatawebsite.com/


Contact Information

Patricia Lonergan, Licensing Examiner
Phone: (907) 465-1037
Fax: (907) 465-2974
Email: patricia.lonergan@alaska.gov
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806