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

Senate Bill 202 became effective on September 1, 2015. That bill has mandated that the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and TDLR develop a transition plan for the “orderly transfer of powers, duties, functions, programs, and activities”. This transition must be completed no later than August 31, 2017.

DSHS and TDLR are currently in the process of formulating the transition plan. Once that plan is completed and agreed upon by both agencies, it will be made available to the public. The plan will include the agreed date for the transfer of regulatory authority. The current DSHS rules will remain in effect until that date.

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

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


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 December 28, 2015