The Board of Certification requires athletic trainers to complete CEUs in approved Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Curriculum.
Athletic trainers must complete a 50 continuing education units (CEUs) during their certification maintenance period. The current period ends December 31, 2019. At least 10 of these CEU’s must be focused on Evidence Based Practice curriculum. Athletic trainers that completed their BOC-certification in 2018 or after, must complete 25 CEUs, which must include at least 5 Evidence Based Practice credits.
These EBP credits can be completed through workshops, seminars, conferences, webinars or home study programs. Athletic Trainers may also claim credit for these EBP CEU’s upon completion of their CAATE-accredited graduate degree program.
The following resources are available for athletic trainers that offer both free and paid opportunities for CEUs:
NATA CEU Information
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) offers Evidence-Based Practice CEUs throughout the year. Schedules may vary. You can access on-demand content to earn CEUs as they become available, visit their Professional Development Center.
ImPACT Applications, Inc.
Impact Concussion Training Software offers both free and paid opportunities for CEUs for BOC-certified athletic trainers that include courses on concussion education, treatment, and rehabilitation. Visit their site to register for an upcoming course.
HomeCEU is a BOC Approved Provider of online continuing education for athletic trainers that offer video-based CEU and EBP options throughout the year. Check out their continuing education course catalog and search for courses available in your specific state.
MedBridge offers online evidence-based courses to advance your knowledge and stay up-to-date on various treatment and rehabilitation techniques. Their video-based courses incorporate 3D models, case studies, and evidence-based evaluations and intervention that you can apply in your own athletic training room. Visit their site to browse for courses.