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Eligibility/Requirements

A list of accredited programs can be found on the CAATE website.
Eligibility requirements can be found in the BOC Exam Candidate Handbook and on the BOC website.
The BOC normally processes applications within 2 business days. At times closer to deadline dates, the time frame may extend to 3-5 business days.

ECC

ECC requirements can be found on the BOC website.
ECC is no longer a requirement for exam eligibility; however, it is a requirement for certification. Certification will not be granted until an official transcript and a copy of either an ECC card or certificate (signed by the participant) has been received by the BOC. ECC cards or certificates (signed by the participant) may be mailed, emailed or faxed to:

Board of Certification
Attn: Credentialing Services
1415 Harney St Ste 200
Omaha NE 68102-2250
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax: (402) 561-0598, Attn: Credentialing Services
Cards or certificates with a QR code are acceptable without a signature.

Exam Policies

Special accommodations are addressed in our ADA Policy.
Exam Scheduling/Rescheduling Policies can be found in the BOC Exam Candidate Handbook.
The appeal must be submitted in writing to the BOC and should specifically indicate the reason(s) for the appeal as well as why the appeal should be granted. The appeal should also include the date and location of the exam as well as the name(s) of proctor(s) or any other parties involved. The administrative complaint or exam administration challenge must be sent to the BOC in writing and postmarked no later than 24 hours after the exam was taken.

Results/Certification

Results are posted on the BOC website 2-4 weeks from the last day of the exam window. Candidates will receive an email from the BOC stating that have been posted online. Exam scores are mailed to candidates via USPS 2-4 weeks from the last day of the exam window.
Security and data analysis are the main reasons the BOC does not provide immediate feedback for the exam. The exam item bank needs to be very large in order for organizations to feel comfortable that the security of the exam is not being compromised. To ensure exam reliability and validity and to help determine raw versus scaled scores, it is necessary for the BOC to gather statistical analyses on exam items.
Candidates must submit the following items to complete their files for certification. Use of the ATC® credential is strictly prohibited until a candidate's file is complete and the BOC has granted certification.

Official transcript
An official transcript, in a university sealed envelope, with degree and date of degree posted must be mailed to:

Board of Certification
Attn: Credentialing Services
1415 Harney St Ste 200
Omaha NE 68102-2250

ECC card
ECC cards or certificates (signed by the participant) may be mailed, emailed or faxed to:

Board of Certification
Attn: Credentialing Services
1415 Harney St Ste 200
Omaha NE 68102-2250
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax: (402) 561-0598, Attn: Credentialing Services

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ADAAmericans with Disabilities Act
AMAAmerican Medical Association
ATAthletic Trainer
ATsAthletic Trainers
BOCBoard of Certification, Inc.
CAATECommission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
CATACanadian Athletic Therapists Association
CEcontinuing education
CEUcontinuing education unit
CEUscontinuing education units
CLEARCouncil on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation
ECCemergency cardiac care
ECEExecutive Committee for Education
ICEInstitute for Credentialing Excellence
NATANational Athletic Trainers' Association
NCCANational Commission for Certifying Agencies
RD/PARole Delineation Study/Practice Analysis
Document Retrieval $25
Eligibility Verification $25
Exam Application: NATA Member $35
Exam Application: Non-NATA Member $60
Exam Diagnostic Report $60
Exam Registration $300
Exam Reschedule $50 or $100
Replacement Exam Score Letter $25
Returned Check $20
Role Delineation Study/Practice Analysis $9.95
Self Assessment Exam $30
State Exam $200