Continuing Education Insight
Athletic Training Continuing Education Update
By: Lindsey Tatum, Milestone Continuing Education
It's that time of year again. Before they can clear the Halloween candy off the shelves, stores are stocking up on tinsel, ornaments, and reindeer figurines. Parking lots and intersections are being adorned with pine needle garlands and red ribbon. You might as well start untangling your lights now! The onslaught of holiday decor can only mean one thing...the athletic trainer renewal period will be up soon! Where are you on the timeline to completion?
Step One: Adherence to the Standards of Professional Practice
Athletic Training professionals are expected to implement the 7 practice standards and 6 codes of professional responsibility into their daily interactions with clients and other professionals in the field. It is important that ATs review these codes upon their license renewal in order to ensure that they are upholding the industry's standards for professional conduct in order to avoid the consequences of failing to comply.
Step Two: Continuous Certification in Emergency Cardiac Care
While CE hours are not earned in pursuit of this specialization, it is necessary that ATs maintain active ECC certification through their renewal period. The components involved in emergency cardiac care include: adult and pediatric CPR; AED; 2nd rescuer CPR; airway obstruction; and barrier devices (ex. bag valve mask and pocket mask). The BOC has a list of providers and courses deemed acceptable for renewing ECC certifications.
Step Three: Completion of Continuing Education
ATs have numerous options for completing their 50 hour requirement, as far as CE resources options are concerned. Conferences are held all over the nation throughout the renewal period, and of course this are always BOC Approved Providers for online Athletic Trainer CE. Visit the BOC’s website to view an extensive list of BOC APs, and choose the one that suits your needs best!
Step Four: Payment of Recertification Fee
The final step towards license renewal with the BOC is fee payment. Review the renewal fees on the BOC's website where they are explained in detail. Complete and submit the related forms, and follow the instructions provided. Payment amounts and methods for members and non-members are displayed on the BOC website here. All ATs are required to pay these fees in order to qualify for license renewal.
Where are you on the timeline for completion?This post was provided by Lindsey Tatum from Milestone Continuing Education.
Milestone Continuing Education a BOC Approved Provider (P8382) for Athletic Trainer online