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Frequently Asked Questions
You cannot use your certification to practice in Georgia. You must hold a
valid license issued by the Georgia Board of Athletic Trainers in order to
practice as an Athletic Trainer in Georgia.
No. It is a violation of state law to practice in Georgia as an Athletic Trainer without a Georgia license. You must hold a valid license issued by the Georgia Board of Athletic Trainers in order to practice as an Athletic Trainer in Georgia.
your application is complete and all supporting documents have been received,
your application file will be reviewed within twenty-five (25) business days (excludes holidays/weekends). If you are not eligible for a license
at that time, or any supporting documents are missing, you will receive a letter (e-mail if address on file) indicating the status of your
application. You may NOT practice as an Athletic trainer in Georgia until the license has been issued.
may verify your license once issued, or check on the status of your application
from at our website at www.sos.ga.gov/plb.
Yes, this is termed Application by
Endorsement.The state where you are currently licensed must have licensure requirements that
are substantially equal to or more stringent than the Georgia requirements. You
cannot use your out of state license to practice in Georgia. You must hold a
current valid license issued by the Georgia Board of Athletic Trainers in order
to practice as an Athletic Trainer in Georgia.
changes will be accepted via USPS Mail Service, fax to 866-888-7127- or on-line at www.sos.ga.gov/plb.
Submit a copy of a marriage license, divorce decree or court order via USPS mail service
or by fax to 866-888-7127. A copy of your driver’s license or social security
card is not acceptable.You can print a copy of your license form the link on the website: www.sos.ga.gov/plb. If you would like a new pocket card, submit by USPS mail service only, include
your license number and the appropriate fee of $25. You should receive your new pocket
card generally within fifteen (15) business days. Please do not send original
documents as they cannot be returned.
You can print a copy of your license form the link on the website: www.sos.ga.gov/plb, or, write the Board and request a duplicate card. Include your name, address, license
number and the appropriate fee of $25.00. You should receive your new pocket card within
fifteen (15) working days.
Forty (40) Contact Hours of Continuing Education (CE) acceptable to the Board.
However, an Athletic Trainer who received their Georgia License within one year
of the renewal date shall not be required to meet the continuing education
requirements for that initial renewal period ONLY.
NOTE: this applies only if the licensee
renews his license. If the license lapses for failure to renew and must be
reinstated, the CE hours will be required.
Athletic Trainer licenses expire on June 30th of each even numbered year. Licenses
are renewed every two (2) years. You may renew your license during the renewal
period either on-line at www.sos.ga.gov/plb/trainer, or by mail
(call the Board office at (478) 207-2440 to request a renewal application be
mailed to you).
are subject to change at the Boards discretion. Please refer to the website www.sos.ga.gov/plb/trainer,
click on the “Application/Forms Download" selection and open the fee schedule for the most
up to date cost for licensure. You may also call the Board office at (478)
207-2440 for information.
Applicants for Licensure by Examination will be required to pass the national
exam given by the Board of Certification (BOC) for Athletic Trainers. For exam
information, please visit their website at http://www.bocatc.org.Those
applying for licensure by Endorsement (see Question #5) may be
granted a license without examination to any qualified athletic trainer holding
a license in another state if such state recognizes licensees of this state in
the same manner (refer to Board rule 53-4-.01).
Georgia Board of Athletic
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217
Phone: (478) 207-2440
Fax: (866) 888-7127