Program Information

Welcome to the Athletics Program


Address:
Athletics Program
301 South Park, Room 430
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
Fax: (406) 841-2309

Contact Information

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Email:

LaVelle Potter, Compliance Specialist
Phone: (406) 841-2362
Email:

License Information

Please make a choice of the license types

Professional Boxer

The following outlines general licensing information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the application which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

A. Application Fee: All Fees are Non-Refundable
$ 45.00 for Boxer (Professional)

B. Education Requirements:
There are no educational requirements for either of the licenses.

C.Experience Requirements:
Must furnish verified records of last six athletic events involving boxing.

D. Examination Information:
There are no examination requirements for the licenses.

E. Renewal Period:
All licenses expire 6/30 of each year.
Professional Boxers complete new license applications as needed.

F. Renewal Fee:
This license type does not renew

G. Continuing Education Requirements:
There are no continuing education requirements for either of the licenses.

H. Other Special License Requirements:

  • Must present evidence, by certified laboratory report, documenting that the contestant has, within 30 days prior to the match, been administered an HIV test for the presence of AIDS antibodies and that the results of the test were negative.
  • Must submit to the Program, an original or true copy of contract between self and promoter or manager, at least 24 hours prior to the date of the event. Contestants must sign contracts with their legal names.
  • Female contestants must show proof of an examination within the past 12 months, which includes a pelvic examination.
  • Female contestants, in addition to the contract, must submit an addendum indicating that to the best of their knowledge, they are not pregnant.
  • Contestants must provide the Program with a current physical examination prior to, or at the time of, the pre-fight examination.
  • Contracts between contestants and promoter/matchmaker shall be completed on forms approved by the Program.

Second/CornerPerson

The following outlines general licensing information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the application which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

A. Application Fee: All Fees are Non-Refundable
$45.00 for Second/Cornerperson

B. Education Requirements:
There are no educational requirements for the licenses.

C. Experience Requirements:
Must present evidence of assisting at athletic events involving boxing.

D. Examination Information:
There are no examination requirements for the licenses.

E. Renewal Period:
All licenses expire 6/30 of each year.
Second/Cornerperson complete new license applications as needed.

F. Renewal Fee:
This license type does not renew

G. Continuing Education Requirements:
There are no continuing education requirements for any of the licenses.

H. Other Special License Requirements:
There are no other special licensing requirements for the licenses.

Promoter/ MatchMaker

The following outlines general licensing information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the application which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

A. Application Fee: All Fees are Non-Refundable

B. Education Requirements:
There are no educational requirements for the license.

C. Experience Requirements:
No requirement

D. Examination Information:
There are no examination requirements for the licenses.

E. Renewal Period:
All licenses expire 6/30 of each year.
Promoters/Matchmaker complete new license applications as needed.

F. Renewal Fee:
This license type does not renew

G. Continuing Education Requirements:
There are no continuing education requirements for any of the licenses.

H. Other Special License Requirements:
Promoter/Matchmaker:

  • Must secure a $5,000.00 Surety Bond, which is in effect for all events held during the licensing year.
  • Must submit an Application for Program Sanction to the Athletic office in the Business and Occupational Licensing Bureau for each event. An event must be sanctioned at least 21 days prior to the event and prior to any advertising of the event.

Judge

The following outlines general licensing information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the application which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

A. Application Fee: All Fees are Non-Refundable
$ 45.00 for Judge

B. Education Requirements:
There are no educational requirements for either of the licenses.

C. Experience Requirements:
Must present three years prior experience in judging athletic events involving boxing and kickboxing.

D. Examination Information:
There are no examination requirements for either of the licenses.

E. Renewal Period:
All licenses expire 6/30 of each year.
Judge/Knockdown Judge complete new license applications as needed.

F. Renewal Fee:
This license type does not renew

G.Continuing Education Requirements:
There are no continuing education requirements for either of the licenses.

H. Other Special License Requirements:
There are no other special licensing requirements for the licenses.

Referee

The following outlines general licensing information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the application which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

A. Application Fee: All Fees are Non-Refundable
$ 45.00 for Referee

B. Education Requirements:
There are no educational requirements for the license.

C. Experience Requirements:
Must present evidence of three years prior experience in refereeing athletic events involving boxing or wrestling.

D. Examination Information:
There are no examination requirements for the license.

E. Renewal Period:
All licenses expire 6/30 of each year.
Referees complete new license applications as needed.

F. Renewal Fee:
This license type does not renew

G. Continuing Education Requirements:
There are no continuing education requirements for the license.

H. Other Special License Requirements:
There are no other special licensing requirements for the other licenses.

Manager/ Trainer

The following outlines general licensing information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the application which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

A. Application Fee: All Fees are Non-Refundable:
$ 45.00 for Manager/Triainer

B. Education Requirements:
There are no educational requirements for the licenses.

C. Experience Requirements:
None

D. Examination Information:
There are no examination requirements for the licenses.

E. Renewal Period:
All licenses expire 6/30 of each year.
Complete new license applications as needed.

F. Renewal Fee:
This license type does not renew

G. Continuing Education Requirements:
There are no continuing education requirements for any of the licenses.

H. Other Special License Requirements:
There are no other special licensing requirements for the licenses.

Download List of Licensees

License Download System

This service allows you to purchase complete lists of individuals, businesses, and contractors licensed with the State of Montana through the Business Standards Division.

Options include:

  • Creating a customized list of licensees by selecting board type, license type, license status, county, etc.;
  • Submitting payment for your list using a credit/debit card or registered user account
  • Downloading your list immediately, and if necessary, retrieving your list within 24-hours of purchase

Lookup Licensed Individual

Licensee Lookup System

This site is a primary source for verification of license credentials.

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Business Standards Division, presents Licensee Lookup information as a service to the public. The Division relies upon information provided by licensees to be true and correct, as required by statute. It is an act of unprofessional conduct for a licensee knowingly to provide erroneous information to the Division.

The Department of Labor and Industry makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content of this website. Assessing the accuracy and reliability of information obtained from this website is solely the responsibility of the user. If you have questions regarding information found within this Licensee Lookup website, please contact the specific licensing board directly.

Please note that some disciplinary actions against licensees may not appear immediately on the website. Appeals, effective dates of orders and other administrative processes may delay posting on the website. Please contact the specific licensing board directly if you require discipline information that occurred prior to July 1, 1996.

Statute / Rule Information

The information contained on this website is provided as a service of the Montana Department of Labor and Industry for informational purposes only. The Department of Labor and Industry, Business Standards Division, and the associated programs and bureaus do not guarantee the accuracy or complete nature of the information.

The Boards/Programs, Division, and Department are not responsible to print all statutes in the Montana Code Annotated or Administrative Rules which may relate to these professions, permits or standards.

The statutes and administrative rules are subject to change by the Montana legislature and the licensing boards. The user is responsible to verify current Montana codes and administrative rules. User is urged to contact the Legislative Service Division for the official version of the law, and the Secretary of State for the official version of the rules.

Administrative Rules

Rules Notices

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-117-30

In the matter of the proposed amendment of ARM 24.117.301 definitions, 24.117.401, 24.117.402, 24.117.403, 24.117.404, 24.117.405 and 24.117.406 general provisions, 24.117.601 and 24.117.602 contest regulations, 24.117.702, 24.117.703, 24.117.705, 24.117.706, 24.117.709 and 24.117.710 boxing regulations, 24.117.801, 24.117.802, 24.117.803, 24.117.804, 24.117.805, 24.117.810, 24.117.811, 24.117.812 and 24.117.815 ring regulations, 24.117.901, 24.117.903, 24.117.904, 24.117.905, 24.117.906 and 24.117.907 boxing officials, 24.117.1001, 24.117.1002, 24.117.1005, 24.117.1006 and 24.117.1007 club boxing, the proposed adoption of New Rule I promoter, New Rule II bout approval, New Rule III referee New Rule IV fee abatement, New Rule V suspension and revocation, New Rules VI through XIV mixed martial arts, and the proposed repeal of 24.117.502, 24.117.902, 24.117.1003 and 24.117.1004

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-101-203

In the matter of the adoption of NEW RULE I pertaining to licensee lookup database

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-117-31

In the matter of the repeal of ARM 24.117.101 board organization, 24.117.401 general information, 24.117.1001, 24.117.1002, 24.117.1005 through 24.117.1007 club boxing, 24.117.1101 through 24.117.1108 kickboxing, 24.117.1202 through 24.117.1208 wrestling, 24.117.1301 Australian tag team wrestling, 24.117.1501, 24.117.1504, 24.117.1507, 24.117.1510, 24.117.1513, 24.117.1516, 24.117.1519, 24.117.1522, and 24.117.1525 mixed martial arts, and 24.117.2303 license suspension and revocation

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-101-183

NEW RULE I, pertaining to abatement of renewal fees pertaining to abatement of renewal fees

Comlaint Information

In order to meet its mission, the Board is charged with taking appropriate action for Unprofessional Conduct and Misconduct. You can learn more about the complaint process or file a complaint with the Board here.


Complaint Contact

LaVelle Potter, Compliance Specialist
Telephone: (406) 841-2362
E-mail: dlibsdcomplaints@mt.gov

How to File a Complaint

The Department is charged with regulating professions and occupations for the protection of the public as a whole. Although the Department does not represent individuals filing complaints, the Department will review complaints in a timely manner to ensure a complaint is processed and that the Board will take appropriate action.

The length of time for resolution of a complaint is impossible to estimate due to the various complexities presented in individual complaints.

The following types of complaints may be filed:

  • Unprofessional conduct by a licensee;
  • Unprofessional conduct by a license applicant;
  • Unlicensed practice of the profession or occupation.

If an individual is unsure of what constitutes unprofessional conduct and needs a description of the various types, reference to Montana statutes and rules will provide an answer. These are found at your local public library or at the appropriate board site on this web page.

Drop Off or Mail to:
"Name of the Board or Program the complaint pertains to"
Business Standards Division
301 South Park, 4th Floor
PO Box 200514
Helena, MT 59620-0514

Unlicensed Practice Complaint Process

Department of Labor & Industry - Business Standards Division

PO Box 200513, Helena, MT 59620-0513

When a complaint or other information is received alleging possible unlicensed practice...

  • (If the allegation is not made in the form of a formal written complaint, a complaint form is completed by the Department and a complaint number is assigned.)
  • A copy of the complaint and a request for a written response are mailed to the person against whom the complaint was filed (Respondent).
  • A written acknowledgment that the complaint has been received is mailed to the person who filed the complaint (Complainant)
  • The respondent may submit a letter of response to the complaint. If a written response is not submitted, the complaint process continues without a response.
  • The complainant and the respondent are sent written notify cation of the date, time, and location of any meeting at which the complaint will be discussed.

The Board Meeting

  • Unlicensed Practice complaints are addressed by the Full Board in executive session (meaning closed to the public). Board meetings are open to the public unless the chairperson determines an individual’s right to privacy outweighs the public’s right to know. If so, that portion of the meeting will be closed to the public (only the respondent, complainant, and legal counsel for each (if any) may be present).
  • The complaint and response (if any) are provided to the board members prior to an upcoming board meeting for their review. The board meeting is not a hearing, but rather a meeting at which the information provided is considered and discussed by the board.

DISMISSAL

  • If the board dismisses a complaint, the complaint can be dismissed with or without prejudice.
  • Dismissal With Prejudice-The complaint is dismissed and cannot be considered in the future.
  • Dismissal Without Prejudice-The complaint is dismissed but may be considered by the board in the future if there are ever allegations of a similar nature.

INVESTIGATION

  • The board can request an investigator be assigned to gather additional information surrounding the allegations made in the complaint. This may involve interviews with the respondent, the complainant, and possible witnesses.
  • After the investigation has been completed, an investigative report is prepared and presented to the board for consideration at a subsequent meeting.
  • Following the board’s review of the investigative report, a determination is made to either dismiss the complaint or take action in the form of a Cease and Desist or an Injunction.

CEASE & DESIST / INJUNCTION

  • The board may issue a Cease & Desist or seek an Injunction.
  • Cease & Desist–A letter from the administrative agency prohibiting a person or business from doing or continuing to do a certain activity.
  • Injunction-A writ granted by a court prohibiting a person or business from doing or continuing to do a certain activity.

For more information, contact DLI Business Standards Division at 406-841-2300

The Complaint Process

This process is used for the Boards that are administered in the Business Standards Division. The various Programs administered in the Division use a similar process.

Important: When filing or responding to a complaint, be as thorough as possible. You may attach additional documents to the complaint form to ensure that all pertinent information has been included. The Screening Panel meeting is NOT a hearing, but is a time for the panel to consider the complaint and response. Attendance is your choice. If you attend the panel may ask additional questions. Please notify this office prior to the meeting if you plan to attend.

After a complaint has been filed against a licensed individual the Compliance Office will send a letter of acknowledgment to the person who filed the complaint (Complainant), and a letter requesting a response (with a copy of the complaint) to the licensee against whom the complaint was filed.

The Licensee may submit a written response addressing the complaint to the Compliance Office. The process continues whether or not a response is submitted. The Complainant is not entitled to a copy of the response.

The Compliance Office will notify the Licensee and Complainant regarding the date and time of any meeting during which the case will be discussed.

Complaints remain confidential unless a Notice of Proposed Board Action is issued, which is a public document along with all subsequent legal filings.

Meetings

  • Closed Meeting - During a Closed Meeting only the Licensee, the Complainant, and/or attorneys for either can be in attendance. Minutes of Closed Meetings are not public documents.
  • Open Meeting - A public meeting which anyone can attend. The minutes of Open meetings are public documents and made available online via the specific Board’s webpage. (Adjudication Panel meetings are usually open.)

Individuals may attend a meeting in person or by telephone. Please notify this office prior to the meeting if you plan to attend the meeting.

Screening Panel

  • Screening Panel - A committee comprised of members of the Board. The Screening Panel’s function is to determine the preliminary action(s) to take on a complaint. Possible preliminary actions include dismissal, investigation, or a finding of Reasonable Cause.

The complaint and response (if any) are submitted to the Screening Panel members. The Screening Panel meeting is not a hearing, but rather a committee meeting to review and discuss the complaint and response to determine if disciplinary action is warranted.

Dismissal

If the Screening Panel dismisses a complaint, the complaint can be dismissed with or without prejudice (see definitions below).

  • Dismissal With Prejudice - The complaint is dismissed and cannot be considered by the Screening Panel in the future.
  • Dismissal Without Prejudice - The complaint is dismissed but may be considered by the Screening Panel in the future if there are ever allegations of a similar nature.

Investigation

Only a member of the Screening Panel can request an investigation of a complaint. If an investigation is requested by the Screening Panel, the case is assigned to an investigator who may request an interview with the Licensee, the Complainant, and/or other individuals. Upon completion of the investigation, a written report is submitted to the Screening Panel, which will then determine if there is Reasonable Cause to proceed with disciplinary action.

Reasonable Cause

  • Reasonable Cause - A finding by the Screening Panel that evidence exists that a violation of statutes and rules has occurred which warrants proceeding with disciplinary action.

If Reasonable Cause is found, the Department Counsel issues a Notice of Proposed Board Action (Notice) to the Licensee. Once a Notice is issued, it is public information. A proposed Stipulation may be included with the Notice.

  • Notice - A legal document from the Department’s Legal Counsel which sets forth the Department’s factual assertions, the statutes or rules relied upon, and advising the licensee of the right to a hearing.
  • Stipulation - A tentative agreement for settlement of the case. A Stipulation is not finalized until approved by the Adjudication Panel.

The Licensee may either sign the Stipulation or contest the proposed action by requesting an administrative Hearing (a legal process before a Hearing Examiner). If the Licensee wishes to request a hearing, written request must be received within twenty (20) days from receipt of the Notice. Failure to either sign a Stipulation or request a hearing within twenty (20) days may result in the issuing of a Final Order of Default against the licensee.

  • Default - the licensee’s acceptance of the disciplinary action demonstrated by failing to participate in the process

Adjudication Panel

  • Adjudication Panel - A committee comprised of members of the Board who are NOT on the Screening Panel. The Adjudication Panel determines the final outcome of a case.

The Adjudication Panel reviews the record to determine appropriate sanctions. A Final Order is issued by the Adjudication Panel, completing the complaint process.

Complaint Process Flow

Current license status and information regarding disciplinary action(s) against a licensee can be accessed online at: https://ebiz.mt.gov/pol/