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Georgia Board of Athletic Trainers
In 2011,Georgia law was amended to require applicants for initial licensure or renewal to submit secure and verifiable documentation of US citizenship/qualified alien status. Subsequently, the law was amended further to require applicants to submit an affidavit of citizenship in addition to the secure and verifiable documents. The Board worked diligently to make licensees aware of the new requirements and included information on the Board’s website, throughout the renewal site and through communication with the licensees.
If it can be verified that a licensee submitted a renewal application on or before June 30, 2014, the license will remain in an “Active” status with the 06/30/2014 expiration date while the staff await the processing of the required renewal documentation. The license is not considered to be lapsed, inactive or invalid based on O.C.G.A. §50-13-18(b) which states the following:
(b) When a licensee has made timely and sufficient application for the renewal of a license or for a new license with reference to any activity of a continuing nature, the existing license does not expire until the application has been finally determined by the agency and, in case the application is denied or the terms of the new license limited,until the last day for seeking review of the agency order or at a later date fixed by order of the reviewing court.
Please note that all renewal documentation, for licensees who submitted a renewal application on or before June 30, 2014, must have been received in the board offices on or before June 30, 2014. Any documents received/postmarked after that date will no longer be valid for the initial renewal cycle, the license will enter the lapsed-late renewal period and the license status will be reflected as such. Should this occur the licensee must satisfy additional requirements for the renewal of licensure.