The Oregon Administrative Rules contain OARs filed through May 15, 2017







Continued Competency

(1) To ensure continuing efforts on the part of Oregon registered athletic trainers to remain current with new developments in athletic training and to encourage diversified training and qualifications in the profession, continuing education is required as a condition of registration.

(2) Continuing education experiences are programs beyond the basic education required to obtain registration and that are designed to promote and enrich knowledge, improve skills, and develop attitudes for the enhancement of the practices of registered athletic trainers, thus improving athletic training care to the public.

(3) Continuing education requirements apply whether the applicant renewing registration is living or working within Oregon or outside of the state, so long as Oregon registration is maintained.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.615, 688.709, 688.715,
Stats. Implemented: ORS 688.715, 688.718, 688.720
Hist.: HLA 12-2012, f. 8-16-12, cert. ef. 8-17-12


Continuing Education Requirements

(1) To maintain registration, athletic trainers must complete a minimum of 10 hours of approved continuing education each year. Credit hours obtained in excess of those required for the one-year reporting period may not be carried forward. A registrant’s continuing education requirements remain in effect during the time registration is inactive.

(2) Each registrant shall document compliance with the continuing education requirement through attestation on the registration renewal application. Registrants are subject to provisions of OAR 331-150-0010 pertaining to periodic audit of continuing education.

(3) Approved continuing education must be obtained by participation in or attendance at a course provided by an accredited college or university, a course or program approved by the BOC or an agency pre-approved course or program.

(4) Continuing education must address subject matter related to athletic training in accordance with ORS 688.701 through 688.734.

(5) CE credit will be awarded based on the following criteria:

(a) Completion and passing of academic courses related to athletic training taken from an accredited college or university are awarded 15 hours for each semester-based credit earned, 14 hours for each trimester-based credit earned or 10 hours for each quarter-based credit earned; and

(b) Courses that do not meet standards as set forth in paragraph (a) of this subsection, such as workshops, symposiums, seminars, laboratory exercises, professional courses, or any applied experience with or without formal classroom work must be pre-approved by the agency or by BOC and may be assigned credit at the rate of one hour for each hour of attendance.

(6) Registrants must complete two hours of continuing education specifically on Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury once every three years.

(7) Documentation supporting compliance with continuing education requirements must be maintained for a period of three years following renewal, and must be available to the agency upon request.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.615, 688.709, 688.715,
Stats. Implemented: ORS 688.715, 688.718, 688.720
Hist.: HLA 12-2012, f. 8-16-12, cert. ef. 8-17-12


Continuing Education: Audit, Required Documentation and Sanctions

(1) The Oregon Health Licensing Agency will audit a percentage of registrants, as determined by the Board, to verify compliance with continuing education requirements of this rule.

(2) Registrants notified of selection for audit of continuing education attestation shall submit to the agency, within 30 calendar days from the date of issuance of the notification, satisfactory evidence of participation in required continuing education in accordance with OAR 331-150-0005.

(3) If selected for audit, the registrant must provide documentation of the required continuing education, which must include:

(a) For courses provided by an accredited college or university — A course syllabus and an official transcript from the accredited college or university;

(b) For BOC approved programs or courses — A certificate of completion that includes the BOC approval number; or

(c) For agency pre-approved programs or courses — A certificate of completion or other agency approved documentation that includes the agency pre-approval number.

(4) If documentation of continuing education is incomplete, the registrant has an additional 30 calendar days from the date of notice of incompleteness to submit further documentation to substantiate having completed the required continuing education.

(5) Failure to meet continuing education requirements shall constitute grounds for disciplinary action, which may include, but is not limited to, assessment of a civil penalty and suspension or revocation of registration.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.615, 688.709, 688.715,
Stats. Implemented: ORS 688.715, 688.718, 688.720
Hist.: HLA 12-2012, f. 8-16-12, cert. ef. 8-17-12

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