How To Apply

After you Apply – What to Expect

  • Processing Time – Applications are generally processed within 20 business days of receipt, excluding weekends and holidays. Applications are individually evaluated by the Board in order of date received, and processing times can vary based on individual circumstances and volume. 
    • If you receive a deficiency letter, your 20 business day count restarts when the Board receives your correct and complete documentation.
    • Please Note – Incomplete applications may be withdrawn if noted deficiencies are not satisfied within 60 days of said notification. If your application is withdrawn, you will be required to restart the application process to be considered for licensure, to include submission of all required documents and fees. 
    • Completed applications will be initially reviewed by Board staff and may be reviewed by the Board at an upcoming Board Meeting. Applications must be complete and received at least 15 days prior to a Board Meeting to be added to that meeting’s agenda. Otherwise, the application will be reviewed at the next Board meeting.
  • Check Application Status >>
  • Keep Your Contact Info Up to Date
    • Be sure the email address you include for yourself on your application is correct and current. Email is the primary means of communication for the Board.  
    • Additionally, it is important for applicants/licensees to update their email address with the Board just as they would update their physical and mailing addresses.
  • Wait For It
    • You may not legally perform services until you hold an active license.

Veterans Preference

Veterans, military service members, transitioning service members and military spouses of the armed forces of the United States, including the National Guard, may be eligible for exam point credits and/or expedited application processes. See program information here >>

  • If you are claiming veteran’s preference points, you must enclose a copy of your DD-214 form, showing that you served during a period of conflict or war for a minimum of 90 days. Contact the VA to request make a DD-214 Request >>







Late renewal




Inactive status




Duplicate license card


Decorative wall certificate


Verification of licensure


Processing Fees - Effective 3/15/2022

  • Online processing fee: $5.00
  • Mail-In processing fee: $10.00

Athletic Trainers Application / Examination

If you have never been licensed before in the state of Georgia apply for licensure by Application/Examination.

Athletic Trainers Reinstatement

If you have previously held this license in another state and are wishing to apply for licensure in Georgia, apply for licensure by reciprocity.

Athletic Trainers Reciprocity

If you have previously held this license in another state and are wishing to apply for licensure in Georgia, apply for licensure by reciprocity.

Athletic Trainers Endorsement Military

If you have never held the license you are applying for in Georgia, previously held that license in another state and you are a military service member, a transitioning service member or a military spouse you will apply for licensure by endorsement.

Athletic Trainers Inactive Status

If you want to place your Athletic Trainer license in an inactive status, please submit this application.

Athletic Trainers Reactivation

If you have previously held an inactive status and would like to reactivate your license, apply for reactivation.

Athletic Trainers Renewal

If you have previously held this license and need to renew it to keep your license up to date, apply for licensure renewal before June 30th of the year it expires to avoid late fees.

How to File

To file online:

Navigate to GOALS to register and login to the license portal >>

To file by mail:

Please contact us to request a mail-in application.


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Related Resources

Contact Georgia Board of Athletic Trainers