Regulation of Athletic Trainers


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 practitioners who:

  • have never practiced athletic training, as defined in AS 08.07.090, or
  • have practiced athletic training in the state but do not meet the following requirements:
    • practicing athletic training in this state for at least three of the five years immediately preceding the effective date of this Act,
    • is certified by the Board of Certification, Inc., and
    • is practicing athletic training within the scope of that certification.

Effective July 1, 2015, licensure is required for all practicing athletic training in the State of Alaska.

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.

FAQs

License Applications and Forms

Miscellaneous Forms

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.

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