Section 34-40-7

Time restrictions on certification.

(a) Any person actively engaged as an athletic trainer on May 13, 1993, shall be issued a license certificate if the athletic trainer submits proof of three years of experience as an athletic trainer within the preceding five-year period, receives approval by the board, and pays the license certificate fee as determined by the board. For the purpose of this section, a person is actively engaged as an athletic trainer if the person is employed on a salaried basis for the duration of the institution's school year, or the length of the athletic organization's season, and was hired and performs the duties of an athletic trainer as the major responsibility of employment. One year from May 13, 1993, application for a license certificate pursuant to this subsection shall not be permitted.

(b) The board shall grant licensure to any physical therapist who has satisfactorily completed all of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) qualifications as a board certified sports physical therapist (SCS). Three years from May 13, 1993, application for a licensure certificate pursuant to this subsection shall not be permitted.

(c) The board may grant licensure to a licensed physical therapist who submits experience and educational training as an athletic trainer within the preceding five-year period if the person performed duties as an athletic trainer as a significant responsibility. One year from May 13, 1993, application for licensure pursuant to this subsection shall not be permitted.

(Acts 1993, No. 93-617, p. 1013, §7.)