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18VAC85-120-10

Part I
General Provisions

18VAC85-120-10. Definitions.

In addition to words and terms defined in §54.1-2900 of the Code of Virginia, the following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Accredited educational program" means a program in athletic training accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Athletic Training Education (CAATE) or any other agency approved by the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) for its entry level certification examination or any other organization approved by the board.

"Advisory board" means the Advisory Board on Athletic Training to the board as specified in §54.1-2957.5 of the Code of Virginia.

"Athletic trainer" means a person licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine to engage in the practice of athletic training as defined in §54.1-2900 of the Code of Virginia.

"Board" means the Virginia Board of Medicine.

"NATABOC" means the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification.

Statutory Authority

§§54.1-2400 and 54.1-2957.4 54.1-2912.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 17, Issue 17, eff. June 6, 2001; amended, Virginia Register Volume 20, Issue 23, eff. August 25, 2004; amended, Volume 24, Issue 20, eff. July 24, 2008.

18VAC85-120-50

18VAC85-120-50. Application Requirements for licensure.

An applicant for licensure shall submit evidence of meeting the following requirements for licensure on forms provided by the board:

1. A completed application and fee as prescribed in 18VAC85-130-150;

2. Verification of professional education in athletic training as required in 18VAC85-130-60;

3. 2. Verification of professional activity as required on the application form;

4. Documentation of passage of the national examination as required in 18VAC85-130-70;

5. 3. Evidence of current NATABOC certification; and

6. 4. If licensed or certified in any other jurisdiction, documentation of practice as an athletic trainer and verification as to whether there has been any disciplinary action taken or pending in that jurisdiction.

Statutory Authority

§§54.1-2400 and 54.1-2912.1 and 54.1-2957.4 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 17, Issue 17, eff. June 6, 2001; amended, Virginia Register Volume 20, Issue 23, eff. August 25, 2004; Volume 22, Issue 2, eff. December 17, 2005; amended, Volume 24, Issue 20, eff. July 24, 2008.

18VAC85-120-70

18VAC85-120-70. Examination requirements.

An applicant for a license to practice as an athletic trainer shall submit to the board written evidence that the applicant has passed pass the NATABOC entry level examination for athletic trainers or its equivalent as determined by the board.

Statutory Authority

§§54.1-2400 and 54.1-2957.4 54.1-2912.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 17, Issue 17, eff. June 6, 2001; amended, Virginia Register Volume 20, Issue 23, eff. August 25, 2004; amended, Volume 24, Issue 20, eff. July 24, 2008.

18VAC85-120-90

Part III
Renewal and Reinstatement

18VAC85-120-90. Renewal of license.

A. Every athletic trainer intending to continue licensure shall biennially in each odd-numbered year in his birth month:

1. Register with the board for renewal of licensure;

2. Pay the prescribed renewal fee at the time he files for renewal; and

3. Attest to current NATABOC certification.

B. An athletic trainer whose license has not been renewed by the first day of the month following the month in which renewal is required shall pay a late fee as prescribed in 18VAC85-130-150 18VAC85-120-150.

Statutory Authority

§§54.1-2400 and 54.1-2957.4 54.1-2912.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 17, Issue 17, eff. June 6, 2001; amended, Virginia Register Volume 20, Issue 23, eff. August 25, 2004; amended, Volume 24, Issue 20, eff. July 24, 2008.

18VAC85-120-95

18VAC85-120-95. Inactive licensure.

A. An athletic trainer who holds a current, unrestricted license in Virginia shall, upon a request on the renewal application and submission of the required fee, be issued an inactive license.

1. The holder of an inactive license shall not be required to maintain NATABOC certification.

2. An inactive licensee shall not be entitled to practice as an athletic trainer in Virginia.

B. An inactive licensee may reactivate his license upon submission of:

1. The required application;

2. Payment of the difference between the current renewal fee for inactive licensure and the renewal fee for active licensure for the biennium in which the license is being reactivated; and

3. Documentation of having maintained certification or having been recertified by the NATABOC.

C. The board reserves the right to deny a request for reactivation to any licensee who has been determined to have committed an act in violation of §54.1-2915 of the Code of Virginia or any provisions of this chapter.

Statutory Authority

§54.1-2400 and 54.1-2912.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 20, eff. July 24, 2008.

18VAC85-120-150

Part V
Fees

18VAC85-120-150. Fees.

A. Unless otherwise provided, fees listed in this section shall not be refundable.

B. The following fees have been adopted by the board:

1. The application fee shall be $130.

2. The fee for renewal of licensure shall be $135 and shall be due in the licensee's birth month, in each odd-numbered year.

3. A fee of $50 for processing a late renewal within one renewal cycle shall be paid in addition to the renewal fee.

4. The fee for reinstatement of a license that has expired for two or more years shall be $180 and shall be submitted with an application for reinstatement.

5. The fee for reinstatement of a license pursuant to §54.1-2408.2 of the Code of Virginia shall be $2,000.

6. The fee for a duplicate renewal license shall be $5, and the fee for a duplicate wall certificate shall be $15.

7. The fee for a returned check shall be $35.

8. The fee for a letter of verification to another jurisdiction shall be $10.

9. The fee for an inactive license shall be $70, and the fee for a late renewal shall be $25.

Statutory Authority

§54.1-2400 and 54.1-2912.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 17, Issue 17, eff. June 6, 2001; amended, Virginia Register Volume 20, Issue 23, eff. August 25, 2004; Volume 22, Issue 9, eff. February 8, 2006; Volume 23, Issue 9, eff. February 7, 2007; amended, Volume 24, Issue 20, eff. July 24, 2008.