(a) Any person seeking licensure as an athletic trainer shall be a citizen of the United States or, if not a citizen of the United States, a person who is legally present in the United States with appropriate documentation from the federal government, and meet at least one of the following requirements:
(1) Satisfactory completion of all of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Board of Certification, Inc., qualifications and certification as an athletic trainer in good standing by the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification, Inc.
(2) Licensure by reciprocity. The board shall grant, without examination, licensure to any qualified trainer holding a license certificate or registration in another state if that state maintains licensure qualifications which are substantially equivalent to those required in this state, and gives similar reciprocity to licensees of this state.
(b) Any person desiring to be licensed, desiring a renewal of an existing license, desiring verification of licensure, reinstatement of a license, replacement of a license, or name changes for a licensee as an athletic trainer in this state shall make and file with the board, not less than 30 days prior to any regular meeting thereof, a written application on a form as prescribed by the board. The application shall be accompanied by the payment of a fee, as set by the board, to include publication fees or other administrative fees deemed necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter, in accordance with subsection (g) of Section 34-40-3. Any licensee who fails to renew his or her license within 90 days following expiration of the previous license shall be required to file a new application and pay an application fee with the board.