Licensure

 

AK Practice Act

The athletic trainer licensing program is administered by the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing. The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development adopts regulations to carry out laws governing athletic trainers in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws. This program was enacted by the Alaska State Legislature (HB 160 History), (AS 08.07.010) in 2014 and went into effect on September 16, 2014. 

An athletic trainer license is required for all practitioners in the State of Alaska by July 1, 2017.

An athletic trainer must be certified by the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers to qualify for licensure.

The practice of athletic training includes:

  • The treatment of an athlete for an athletic injury or illness prevention;

  • The clinical evaluation and assessment of an athlete for an athletic injury or illness sustained or exacerbated while participating in an athletic or sport-related exercise or activity;

  • The immediate care and treatment of an athlete for an athletic injury or illness sustained or exacerbated while participating in an athletic or sport-related exercise or activity;

  • The rehabilitation and reconditioning of an athlete for an athletic injury or illness sustained or exacerbated while participating in an athletic or sport-related exercise or activity.

Regulation of Athletic Trainers as detailed by Alaska State Law

Statutes and Regulations of Athletic Trainers (PDF)

Apply for Alaska State Licensure

Renew your Alaska State Licensure

How the NATA advocates for ATs and state licensure


Alaska Legislative Information: for any licensure questions, use the contact information listed below.

 

Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing

PO Box 110806

Juneau, AK 99811-0806

(907) 465-2580

patricia.lonergan@alaska.gov

 

Alaska State Laws

 Concussion Law

Alaska *Signed into law by the governor on May 27, 2011 (Chapter 12 SLA 11) HB 15 requires that guidelines be developed to address the nature and risks of concussions.

  • A student who is suspected of sustaining a concussion during a practice or game must immediately be removed from play. He/she cannot return to play until he/she is cleared for participation by a qualified medical professional trained in the evaluation and management of concussions

  • Education of coaches, student athletes and parents of student athletes is also required. Each school must annually provide to the student and his/her parent/guardian written information about concussion prevention practices. Signed verification of the information is required for a student to participate in school athletic activities.