Board Information

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Welcome to the Montana Board of Athletic Trainers

The Montana Board of Athletic Trainers was established by the 2007 Legislature.  The Board is pleased to make this website available to share licensing and regulatory information with you. You can find what is needed to become licensed as an Athletic Trainer in Montana, verify who is already licensed, and learn the statutory and regulatory requirements if you are a licensee or an interested member of the public.  You will also find board meeting information, including agendas and minutes from past meetings, and a section on frequently asked questions. 

The Board of Athletic Trainers makes every effort to include relevant and current information pertaining to licensing and regulation on our website.  Please contact us if you need additional information or to provide comments on how we can improve the website.


Contact Information

Thank you for your interest in contacting the Montana Board of Athletic Trainers .

 

If you are already licensed, have applied for a license, are about to apply for a license, or are renewing your license from the Board of Athletic Trainers:

Professional Licensing Customer Service:

(406) 444-6880

DLIBSDHELP@MT.GOV

 

If you have scope of practice questions or comments for the Board of Athletic Trainers, please contact the Executive Officer. Please note that the Board, nor its staff, can provide you legal advice.  This includes providing an answer as to whether a specific action is within your scope of practice. :

Kevin Bragg, Executive Officer

(406) 841-2390

DLIBSDATR@MT.GOV

 

If you have questions about continuing education:

(406) 444-5696

AUDIT@MT.GOV

 

If you have questions about filing a complaint against a licensee:

(406) 841-2312

DLIBSDCOMPLAINTS@MT.GOV


Mailing Address:

Board of Athletic Trainers

PO Box 200513

Helena, MT 59620-0513

 

Physical Address:

Board of Athletic Trainers

301 S. Park Avenue

4th Floor

Helena, MT 59620



Board Events

Board meetings are regularly scheduled for June and December.  Meeting minutes are posted within 3 days of board approval.

In general, Board meetings are open to the public.  There are certain meetings or parts (Screening Panel and Executive Session) which are closed to the public.

Scheduled and Proposed Meetings
       

Board Members

Board members are appointed by the Governor with Senate confirmation.

Individual Board Members can be contacted by email at dlibsdatr@mt.gov.  In your message, please specify which board member you would like to contact.  For additional contact information and information on board member terms, please visit the Governor’s Office link for Board Members and Councils at boards.mt.gov

Janet Trethewey, Public Member
Kaleb Birney, Athletic Trainer
Kylie McKinney, Athletic Trainer
John Curtis (JC) Weida, Athletic Trainer
John Michelotti, MD

License Information

An Athletic Trainer is a person licensed by the Board of Athletic Trainers who has completed the required education and training to practice prevention, recognition, assessment, management, treatment, and reconditioning of athletic injuries for professional and amateur athletes.

Individuals who want to practice athletic training in Montana must apply to the Montana Board of Athletic Trainers for licensure.  The Board evaluates the applicant’s fitness to practice and assures the basic requirements are met.  Applicants for licensure must be certified by the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers and have a Baccalaureate Degree that meets the academic standards for athletic trainers.  Additional licensing requirements can be found in this section.

Athletic Trainer

The following outlines general license information; detailed information can be found using the application checklist.  You can apply for an Athletic Trainer license online using the Quick Links to the right or by paper application to submit via mail.

Athletic Trainer
The following outlines general licensing information.  

A. Application Fee: All Fees are Non-Refundable
$175.00 - Initial License Fee
$175.00 - Out-of-State Applicant Fee
$175.00 - Temporary License Fee - For those applicants eligible for a temporary license, the fee covers the temporary license as well as initial licensure for one year following expiration of the temporary license.  Temporary licenses are good for up to ninety (90) days or when the Board takes action on your application, whichever occurs first.

B. Education Requirements:
A minimum of at least a Baccalaureate Degree from a post secondary institution that meets the academic standards for Athletic Trainers established by the National Athletic Trainer Association Board of Certification (www.nata.org) or an equivalent organization.

C. Experience Requirements:
Applicants must be able to provide letters of reference sent directly from at least two clinical supervisors familiar with the applicant's clinical training experience.

D. Examination Information:
Passage of the Athletic Trainers examination established by the Board of Certification.  Must possess a current BOC card (www.bocatc.org)

E. Requirements for Applicants from other states:
Have a current, valid license to practice athletic training in another state and that state's standards, as determined by the board, are at least equal to the standards for licensure in this state; or is certified as an athletic trainer by an organization recognized by the national commission for certifying agencies.

F. Renewal Period:
All licenses are in effect for one year.  The deadline for license renewal is annually on August 31st.

G. Continuing Education Requirements:
At this time, the Board does not have continuing education requirements separate from those hours required by the BOC to maintain certification in Athletic Training.

Renewal Process

  1. The renewal deadline date (expiration date) for all Athletic Trainers is August 31st of each year.
  2. Licenses issued 60 days prior to August 31st of each year will be given a renewal date of the following August 31st (i.e. If license is issued July 15, 2016, the license will be given an expiration date of August 31, 2017, by which they need to renew.)
  3. Renewal opens 60 days prior to your expiration date.  We encourage you to renew your license early in the renewal cycle.
  4. Please note that our online system is available 24/7 during the renewal cycle; however, there is no staff available to assist you after 5:00 p.m.  Waiting until the last hours to renew could mean that there is no one available to assist you, and this may cause your renewal to accrue late fees.

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.

Regulations

Statute/Rule Information

The Board of Athletic Trainers was established in 2007 to regulate the practice of and establish standards for Athletic Trainers in Montana.  Athletic Trainers should be aware of their obligations under Montana law and administrative rule.

The Montana Code Annotated (MCA) includes laws passed by the Legislature.  Professional and occupational licensing laws can be found in Title 37, Chapter 1, Part 3.  These statutes, known as the Uniform Regulatory Act, were passed in 1995.

Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) are often referred to as regulations.  The Board adopts administrative rules in order to administer laws over which the Legislature has given the Board authority.  Boards are required to follow a process known as the Montana Administrative Procedures Act when they notice or conduct meetings, propose new rules, or make changes to existing rules to ensure public participation.  The Board files a public notice in the Montana Administrative Register (MAR) on any proposed rule changes or new rules.  You can keep track of any rule changes by viewing MAR online or by contacting the Board office and requesting to be added to the Board’s interested parties list.  Those on the list receive notification of all meetings, rule notices, and legal announcements.

The Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) at this site contain what should be the same text as the official version published by the Office of the Secretary of State.  There is a possibility, however, that the content may vary from the official version.  In addition, the format has been changed for viewing on this website.  A copy of the official ARM in official format can be obtained from the ARM Bureau of the Office of the Secretary of State by emailing SOSARM@mt.gov. A web version of the ARM published by the Secretary of State can be viewed at Secretary of State's Administrative Rules of Montana.

Statutes

In addition to the Department Statutes, the following board specific statutes apply to the Board of Athletic Trainers.


Title 2 Chapter 15 Part 17 - Board of Athletic Trainers

Title 37 Chapter 36 - Athletic Trainers

Administrative Rules

Rules Notices

Click here to find rules notices older than one year at the Montana Secretary of State website.


MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-101-309

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.101.402 definitions and the adoption of New Rule I applicants with criminal convictions

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT AND ADOPTION
(published October 9, 2020)


MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-101-308

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.101.417 registration for out-of-state volunteer professionals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT
(published May 29, 2020)

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT
(effective July 25, 2020)


MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-118-5

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.118.301 definitions, 24.118.402 fee schedule, 24.118.2101 renewals, 24.118.2301 unprofessional conduct, and the repeal of 24.118.507 limit on nonlicensee conduct

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT & REPEAL

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT & REPEAL
Effective April 27, 2019

Forms

General Forms
Renewal Forms
License Application Forms
Continuing Education Forms

Complaints

The Montana Department of Labor & Industry and Professional and Occupational Licensing Boards are charged with taking appropriate action for unprofessional, incompetent, or unlawful practice. To learn more about the complaint process or to file a complaint, please visit our Complaint Information page.

How to File a Complaint

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