For certification as a certified athletic trainer under this article, an applicant shall fulfill the following requirements:

Terms Used In N.Y. Education Law 8355

  • athletic trainer: means any person who is duly certified in accordance with this article to perform athletic training under the supervision of a physician and limits his or her practice to secondary schools, institutions of postsecondary education, professional athletic organizations, or a person who, under the supervision of a physician, carries out comparable functions on orthopedic athletic injuries, excluding spinal cord injuries, in a health care organization. See

1. Application: file an application with the department;

2. Education: have received an education including a bachelor’s, its equivalent or higher degree in accordance with the commissioner’s regulations;

3. Experience: have experience in accordance with the commissioner’s regulations;

4. Examination: pass an examination in accordance with the commissioner’s regulations;

5. Age: be at least twenty-one years of age; and

6. Fees: pay a fee for an initial certificate of one hundred dollars to the department; and a fee of fifty dollars for each triennial registration period.