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Georgia Board of Athletic Trainers

The Georgia Board of Athletic Trainers is a four-member board consisting of two athletic trainers, a practicing physician and one consumer member. The members are appointed by the Governor to provide consumer protection and public health and welfare through the regulation of the profession. The Board processes licensure applications and receives, investigates and adjudicates complaints issued against licensed athletic trainers.
The Professional Licensing Boards Division experienced a major server system malfunction on June 17th that resulted in a lingering interruption of service. Although we have not corrected every issue, important progress has been made. Starting on June 24th, manual submissions of applications and renewals for professional licenses began to be processed again by SOS staff. The SOS IT Team and the vendor will continue to work around the clock to enable online applications and renewals. We still expect this particular interruption to continue through much of the week of June 23rd. Please continue to check the website for further updates. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this continues to cause.


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.


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