Continuing Education Requirements
(1)To maintain licensure, licensed athletic trainers must complete a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education every licensure year. A licensure year is 365 days in duration, or 366 days in a leap year, and begins on the first date that the license is current. Credit hours obtained in excess of those required for the one-year reporting period may not be carried forward. A license holder’s continuing education requirements remain in effect during the time the license is inactive.
(2)Each licensee must document compliance with the continuing education requirement through attestation on the renewal application. Licensees are subject to provisions of OAR 331-150-0010 (Continuing Education: Audit, Required Documentation and Sanctions) pertaining to periodic audit of continuing education.
(3)Approved continuing education must be obtained by participation in or attendance at a course provided by an accredited college or university or a course or program approved by the BOC.
(4)Continuing education must address subject matter related to athletic training in accordance with ORS 688.701 (Definitions for ORS 688.701 to 688.734) through 688.734 (Disciplinary authority of Health Licensing Office).
(5)CE credit will be awarded based on the following criteria:
(a)Completion and passing of academic courses related to athletic training taken from an accredited college or university are awarded 15 hours for each semester-based credit earned, 14 hours for each trimester-based credit earned or 10 hours for each quarter-based credit earned; and
(b)Courses that do not meet standards as set forth in paragraph (a) of this subsection, such as workshops, symposiums, seminars, laboratory exercises, professional courses, or any applied experience with or without formal classroom work must be pre-approved by the agency or by BOC and may be assigned credit at the rate of one hour for each hour of attendance.
(5)Licensees must complete two hours of continuing education specifically on concussion and traumatic brain injury once every three years.
(6)Documentation supporting compliance with continuing education requirements must be maintained for a period of three years following renewal and must be available to the Office upon request.
Rule 331-150-0005 — Continuing Education Requirements,