Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. You can not 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.
Once your application is complete and all supporting documents have been received, your application file will be reviewed within fifteen (15) working days. You will then receive your license by mail. If you are not eligible for a license at that time, you will receive a letter indicating the status of your application. Please do not practice as an Athletic trainer in Georgia without a license.
You 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, if the state where you are currently licensed has 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. This is termed Application by Endorsement or Reciprocity.
Please submit a copy of a marriage license, divorce decree or court order via US mail or by fax at (478) 207-1434. A copy of your driver’s license or social security card is not acceptable. If you would like a new pocket card, please include your license number and the appropriate fee. You should receive your new pocket card generally within fifteen (15) business days. Please do not send original documents as they can not be returned.
Please write the Board and request a duplicate card. Include your name, address, license number and the appropriate fee. You should receive your new pocket card within fifteen (15) working days.
Yes. 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 renewal period. 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.
Georgia Athletic Trainer licenses expire June 30 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).
Fees are subject to change at the Boards discretion. Please refer to the website www.sos.ga.gov/plb/trainer, click on the “download forms” 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.
Yes. 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/ .
Georgia State Board of Athletic Trainers