Chapter 4755-43 Licensing, Examination, and Education

4755-43-01 Applications for licensure.

(A) All applications for licensure shall be submitted to the athletic trainers section in the manner specified by the section. All applications, statements, and other documents so submitted shall be retained by the section.

(B) Applications shall be:

(1) Typewritten or printed in ink or submitted electronically via the Ohio e-license system;

(2) Signed by the applicant or electronically signed if applying electronically via the Ohio e-license system;

(3) Accompanied by the fee prescribed by rule 4755-47-04 of the Administrative Code; and

(4) Accompanied by such evidence, statements, or other documents as specified by the section.

(C) To assist the athletic trainers section in making its decision regarding an application, the section may require persons filing applications for licensure to appear in person before the section.

(D) For the purposes of filing an electronic application via the Ohio e-license system, the board shall supply the applicant with a "UserID" and password. The use of the "UserID" and password provided by the board is solely the responsibility of the individual to whom it is issued and shall be limited to filing an electronic application for initial licensure. The "UserID" and password shall constitute the legally recognized signature for the purposes of this rule and may not be transferred, distributed, or shared with any other person.

(E) Any application received in accordance with this rule that remains incomplete one year after the initial application filing shall be considered to be abandoned and no further processing shall be undertaken with respect to that application.

(1) If the application process extends for a period longer than one year, the board may require updated information as it deems necessary.

(2) No application for licensure may be withdrawn without approval of the board.

(3) Submitted fees shall be neither refundable nor transferable.

Effective: 05/01/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/29/2013 and 03/15/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.61
Rule Amplifies: 4755.61 , 4755.62
Prior Effective Dates: 4/8/91 (Emer.), 7/8/91, 5/5/00, 5/1/05, 5/1/08, 5/1/11

4755-43-02 Examination requirements.

(A) An applicant shall satisfy the examination requirements for an Ohio athletic training license by completing both of the following requirements:

(1) Verification from the board of certification or its successor that the applicant passed their certification exam; and

(2) Achievement of a score of at least ninety per cent on the Ohio athletic trainers jurisprudence examination.

(B) The board of certification examination may be waived for any person who was certified as an athletic trainer by the national athletic trainers association prior to June 28, 1990. However, pursuant to paragraph (A)(2) of this rule, each applicant must achieve a minimum passing score on the Ohio jurisprudence examination.

Effective: 05/01/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/29/2013 and 03/15/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.61
Rule Amplifies: 4755.61 , 4755.62
Prior Effective Dates: 7/8/91, 6/19/00, 5/1/05, 5/1/08

4755-43-03 Examination fee. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 5-1-05

4755-43-04 Education.

(A) The educational requirements described in divisions (C)(4) and (C)(5) of section 4755.62 of the Revised Code shall be satisfied by completion of a professional (entry-level) education program accredited by the commission on accreditation of athletic training education (CAATE) or its successor.

(B) The section may waive the educational requirements specified in paragraph (A) of this rule on the basis of job experience if all of the following conditions are met:

(1) The applicant passed the examination specified in paragraph (A)(1) of rule 4755-43-02 of the Administrative Code.

(2) The applicant for licensure engaged in the active practice of athletic training as a licensed athletic trainer in another state, or if the experience occurred in a state not requiring licensure, as an athletic trainer certified by the board of certification (BOC), for a period of no less than five years immediately proceeding the date the application is submitted.

(3) The applicant's licensure and/or certification are active and without restriction.

Effective: 05/01/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/15/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.61
Rule Amplifies: 4755.61 , 4755.62
Prior Effective Dates: 7/8/91, 3/20/98, 5/1/07, 5/1/08, 5/1/13

4755-43-05 Temporary license for military spouse.

(A) In accordance with division (C) of section 4743.04 of the Revised Code, an individual whose spouse is on active military duty in this state is eligible for a temporary military spousal license to practice as an athletic trainer in Ohio.

(B) An application for a temporary military spousal license shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(1) Proof that the applicant is married to an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States;

(2) Proof that the applicant holds a valid unrestricted license to practice as an athletic trainer in another jurisdiction of the United States;

(3) Proof that the applicant's spouse is assigned to a duty station in Ohio and that the applicant is also assigned to a duty station in Ohio pursuant to the spouse's official active duty military orders; and

(4) The application fee of one hundred dollars.

(C) A temporary military spousal license shall expire six months after the date of issuance and is not renewable.

(D) The fee to submit an application in accordance with rule 4755-43-01 of the Administrative Code shall be waived if the full license is issued prior to the expiration date of the temporary military spousal license.

Effective: 05/01/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4743.04
Rule Amplifies: 4743.04

4755-43-06 Reinstatement of licensure.

(A) Pursuant to rule 4755-43-08 of the Administrative Code, the athletic training license of an individual who fails to comply with the renewal requirements shall automatically expire on the thirtieth day of September of the appropriate year.

(B) All applicants for reinstatement shall submit a completed application on the forms specified by the section. All applications shall:

(1) Be typewritten or printed in ink or submitted electronically via the Ohio e-license system;

(2) Be signed by the applicant or electronically signed if applying via the Ohio e-license system;

(3) Contain the fee prescribed by rule 4755-47-05 of the Administrative Code;

(4) Contain proof that the applicant met the appropriate continuing education requirement:

(a) For reinstatement applications submitted on or after November first of the year in which the applicant's license expired, the applicant shall complete twenty-five contact hours of continuing education in accordance with rule 4755-45-01 of the Administrative Code within the two year period immediately preceding the application for reinstatement. Contact hours used to meet the requirements of this paragraph shall not be used to renew the reinstated license; or

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (B)(4)(a) of this rule, for reinstatement applications submitted before November first of the year in which the applicant's license expired, the applicant shall complete the number of contact hours of continuing education that were required to renew the expired license. All contact hours used to reinstate the license shall be earned in accordance with rule 4755-45-01 of the Administrative Code. Contact hours used to meet the requirements of this paragraph shall not be used to renew the reinstated license.

(5) Contain proof that the applicant holds current certification by the board of certification if the reinstatement application is submitted on or after December first of the year in which the applicant's license expired.

(6) Be accompanied by such evidence, statements, or documents as specified on the forms.

(C) In addition to the information required in paragraph (B) of this rule, the athletic trainers section may also require:

(1) Appearance before the section for a reinstatement interview.

(2) Taking or retaking the laws and rules examination.

(3) Taking or retaking the examination specified in rule 4755-43-02 of the Administrative Code.

(D) The athletic trainers section may reinstate a license and may waive payment of late fees for reinstatement when the section determines that a licensee demonstrates good cause why the licensee was unable to submit the renewal fee by the prescribed renewal date. In no instance shall the normal renewal fee be waived.

(E) For the purposes of filing an electronic reinstatement application via the Ohio e-license system, the board shall supply the applicant with a "UserID" and password. The use of the "UserID" and password provided by the board is solely the responsibility of the individual to whom it is issued and shall be limited to filing an electronic reinstatement application. The "UserID" and password shall constitute the legally recognized signature for the purposes of this rule and may not be transferred, distributed, or shared with any other person.

(F) Any application received in accordance with this rule that remains incomplete one year after the initial application filing shall be considered to be abandoned and no further processing shall be undertaken with respect to that application.

(1) If the application process extends for a period longer than one year, the board may require updated information as it deems necessary.

(2) No application for licensure may be withdrawn without approval of the board.

(3) Submitted fees shall be neither refundable nor transferable.

Effective: 05/01/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/02/2013 and 04/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.61
Rule Amplifies: 4755.61 , 4755.63
Prior Effective Dates: 7/8/91, 12/10/01, 3/28/03, 5/1/04, 5/1/05, 5/1/07, 5/1/08, 5/1/09, 5/1/11

4755-43-07 Criminal records checks.

(A) In addition to the requirements established in rules 4755-43-01 to 4755-43-04 of the Administrative Code, all applicants for initial licensure as an athletic trainer shall submit to a criminal records check completed by the bureau of criminal identification and investigation in accordance with sections 4755.61 and 4755.70 of the Revised Code. The results of the criminal records check shall be received by the board prior to the issuance of a license to practice as an athletic trainer.

(B) An applicant requesting a criminal records check shall provide the bureau of criminal identification and investigation with the applicant's name, address, and any other information required by the bureau of criminal identification and investigation for the purpose of completing the criminal records checks. The applicant shall cause the results of the criminal records check to be forwarded to the Ohio occupational therapy, physical therapy, and athletic trainers board at "77 South High Street, 16th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215-6108."

(C) In the request, the applicant shall ask the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation to obtain from the federal bureau of investigation any information it has pertaining to the applicant.

(D) The athletic trainers section will only accept the results of a criminal records check that is submitted to the board directly by the bureau of criminal identification and investigation in compliance with this rule.

(E) A criminal records check will not be required if the applicant has caused the results of a criminal records check to be filed with the board in accordance with the requirements of this rule within six months of the date that the board received the results of the criminal records check. A new criminal records check will be required if the applicant's criminal records check on file with the board is greater than six months old based on the date the board received the report.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/04/2014 and 02/04/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.61 , 4776.03
Rule Amplifies: 4755.70
Prior Effective Dates: 5/1/08, 5/1/09

4755-43-08 Biennial renewal of license.

(A) Renewal of an athletic trainer license shall be in accordance with section 4755.63 of the Revised Code.

(1) The renewal notice shall be sent to the address on file with the board.

(2) The entire licensure renewal application, including any required forms, compliance with the continuing education requirement specified in rule 4755-45-01 of the Administrative Code, and payment of the renewal fee prescribed by rule 4755-47-06 of the Administrative Code, shall be completed to satisfy the requirements of the renewal procedure.

(B) All individuals licensed as an athletic trainer shall renew their license by the thirtieth day of September in each even-numbered year. When a license to practice as an athletic trainer is issued by the board on or after July first of an even-numbered year, that license shall be valid through the thirtieth day of September of the next even-numbered year.

(C) Persons who fail to submit the renewal fee, completed application, any other required forms, and/or comply with the continuing education requirement specified in rule 4755-45-01 of the Administrative Code by the thirtieth day of September of the appropriate year shall have their license automatically expire.

(1) A license holder whose license expires for failure to renew shall submit a reinstatement application in accordance with rule 4755-43-06 of the Administrative Code. The athletic trainers section shall approve the reinstatement application before the individual may legally practice athletic training in Ohio.

(2) A licensee who continues to practice athletic training with an expired license shall be subject to disciplinary action pursuant to section 4755.64 of the Revised Code.

(D) For the purposes of filing an electronic renewal application via the Ohio e-License system, the board shall supply the applicant with a "UserID" and password. The use of the "UserID" and password provided by the board is solely the responsibility of the licensee to whom it is issued and shall be limited to filing an electronic renewal application. The "UserID" and password shall constitute the legally recognized signature for the purposes of this rule and may not be transferred, distributed, or shared with any other person.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/15/2013 and 03/15/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.61
Rule Amplifies: 4755.63
Prior Effective Dates: 7/8/91, 6/6/96, 12/10/01, 5/1/05, 5/1/07, 9/10/07

4755-43-09 Verification of licensure.

(A) The athletic trainers section shall officially verify to another regulatory entity the status of an individual's license to practice athletic training in the state of Ohio upon:

(1) Receipt of a written request from a licensee; and

(2) Payment of the license verification fee specified in rule 4755-47-02 of the Administrative Code.

(B) Official verification issued by the board shall include, but not be limited to:

(1) The license number and status of the license;

(2) Any disciplinary action taken against the license; and

(3) The initial issue date and expiration date of the license.

Replaces: Part of former 4755-47-02

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/04/2014 and 02/04/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.61
Rule Amplifies: 4755.61
Prior Effective Dates: 7/8/91, 5/1/05, 5/1/09

4755-43-10 Reinstatement or reconsideration of denied/revoked license.

(A) A person whose license is revoked or denied under the provisions of section 4755.64 of the Revised Code may, after one year from the date of revocation or denial, apply for reinstatement of the license or reconsideration of the denial of the license subject to examination prescribed by the rules of the section.

(B) In evaluating an application for reinstatement of a license or reconsideration of denial of a license, the athletic trainers section shall consider the following:

(1) The nature and severity of the acts that resulted in revocation or denial of license;

(2) The time elapsed since the commission of the acts;

(3) Possible additional violations occurring after the revocation or denial;

(4) Compliance with previous orders of the athletic trainers section; and

(5) Any evidence of rehabilitation that the applicant may submit to the section.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/15/2013 and 03/15/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.61
Rule Amplifies: 4755.61 , 4755.62 , 4755.64
Prior Effective Dates: 5/1/10

4755-43-11 Approval of an event.

(A) Pursuant to division (A)(4) of section 4755.65 of the Revised Code, an organizer of an event at which athletic trainers not licensed in Ohio will be performing athletic training services, as defined in section 4755.60 of the Revised Code, shall apply to the athletic trainers section to have the event approved.

(B) The event organizer or medical director shall:

(1) Submit a written request for approval no later than thirty days prior to the date of the event; and

(2) Submit to the athletic trainers section a list of all athletic trainers not licensed in Ohio who will be providing athletic training services at the event. The list shall contain the license number of a current, valid non-Ohio athletic training license. If the individual is from a state where athletic trainers are not regulated, the list shall contain the current, valid certification number issued by the board of certification.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/15/2013 and 03/15/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.61
Rule Amplifies: 4755.65
Prior Effective Dates: 5/1/08