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Certified Athletic Trainer


Certified athletic trainers manage athletic injuries and illnesses such as sprains, strains, contusions, and postsurgical reconditioning.

Through the use of appropriate preventative and supportive devises - including braces, supportive strapping, and therapeutic exercise programs - a certified athletic trainer treats athletic injuries under the supervision of a physician.

Licensure Requirements

Any use of the title "certified athletic trainer" within New York State requires licensure.

To be licensed as a certified athletic trainer in New York State you must:

  • be at least 21 years of age;
  • meet education requirements; and
  • meet examination requirements.

The specific requirements for licensure are contained in Title 8, Article 162, section 8355 of New York's Education Law and section 52.27 and subpart 79-7 of the Commissioner's Regulations.


The fee for licensure is $158.

Licenses Issued and Active

In 2018, there were 243 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2019, there were 231 licenses issued for this occupation.

As of July 1, 2020, there were 2,000 active licenses for this occupation.

Licensing Authority

New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
State Committee for Athletic Training
89 Washington Avenue, 2nd floor
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Press 1 then Ext. 560
Fax: (518) 486-4846 (fax)
Email: [email protected]

Standard Occupational Classification

29-9091.00 - Athletic Trainers
To learn more about this occupation search the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

Additional Information

The National Athletic Trainers' Association
1620 Valwood Parkway, Suite 115
Carrollton, TX 75006
Phone: (214) 637-6282
Fax: (214) 637-2206


Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 11/23/20.

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