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Status of transition of this program to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR):

Senate Bill 202 was enacted into law on September 1, 2015. This law mandated that the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) develop a transition plan for the “orderly transfer of powers, duties, functions, programs, and activities” related to the following professions: Athletic Trainers, Dietitians, Dyslexia Therapists, Fitters and Dispensers of Hearing Instruments, Midwives, Orthotics and Prosthetics, and Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists. The plan has now been fully executed and is in effect. We are providing this notice in order to keep you apprised of several important steps related to the plan that will be occurring over the next few weeks. 

The licensing data held by DSHS will be transmitted to TDLR in mid-September. The current target date for the complete transmission of this data is September 22nd. In order to maintain the integrity of all licensing and related data that must be transmitted to TDLR, DSHS will cease the performance of licensing activities for the above listed professions on September 18th. TDLR will begin performing licensing activities for the transferred professional programs on October 3rd, 2016. This means there will be a gap of approximately two weeks, during which time neither agency will be able to perform licensing functions. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this short interruption may cause you; however, this step is essential to ensure the accurate transfer of data. 

In an effort to avoid renewal problems for licensees during the transition period, a 60 day license extension has been automatically granted to all licenses that expire in August, September, and October 2016. DSHS has already sent new and updated license cards to licensees that had previous expiration dates set in August and September. The October licensees will receive new licensing cards in the upcoming few weeks.

To access more information about the transition of these professional licensing programs, please go to TDLR’s website, which can be found at: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/newprograms.htm.

Select this link for important information regarding the transfer of licensing programs from DSHS to TDLR

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Welcome to the home page of The Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers. The Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers (a Texas state board created by the Athletic Trainers Act) is the licensing and regulatory authority of athletic trainers in Texas. The board implements the provisions of Chapter 451, Texas Occupations Code (the Athletic Trainers Act), which was effective September 1, 1971. The board's purpose is to protect public health, safety, and welfare by establishing and enforcing qualifications and standards of practice for licensed athletic trainers.

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New Rules

The Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers has adopted changes to the licensure rules, and those changes became effective on December 15, 2014.  You may download a copy of the new rules, and information about the rule changes, by selecting this link http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/at/at_rules.shtm.

The Jurisprudence Exam is required when applying for a new license starting January 1, 2010.

Beginning January 1, 2010, applications postmarked on or after January 1, 2010 must complete the board's jurisprudence examination and submit proof of completion.

Please select the "Jurisprudence Exam" tab on the left for more information.

Live Online Search Verifications

ATTENTION: ONLINE SEARCH VERIFICATION NOW AVAILABLE

Now you can perform a real-time search for licensees online, and you can even print a license verification. For more information, click the “Live Online Search Verification” link under the “Find A Licensee” heading to the left.

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Last updated August 19, 2016