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The International Arrangement (IA)

for the profession of athletic training and therapy plays a key role in optimizing care, injury prevention, rehabilitation and supporting the rights of patients and the public to achieve their potential to live well. The IA ensures comparable best practices, quality education and professional standards. The IA provides an opportunity for Athletic Trainers, Athletic Therapists and Sport Rehabilitators to be mobile on a global scale by creating a pathway to challenge each other’s credentialing exam.

The current credentialing organizations included in the IA are Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland (ARTI), British Association of Sport Rehabilitators (BASRaT), BOC (USA) and Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA).

Education and Credentialing

The IA organizations, in collaboration with International Consultants of Delaware (ICD), participated in an analysis of education and credentialing standards. The IA organizations, via cooperation and collaboration, established its minimum educational standards for the IA.

These standards serve as a benchmark during the process of credentials evaluation conducted by ICD to ensure that entry-to-practice skills and competencies as an athletic training and therapy profession have been acquired by the applicant. This is done through a detailed analysis of academic courses, syllabi, continuing professional education, and other related activities that describe the applicant’s cumulative knowledge, abilities, behavior, and expertise.

The outcome of the evaluation identified areas that are considered gaps. The following high-level areas identified may be helpful as you prepare to apply for an IA organization exam.


Become Credentialed

Who Qualifies?

Anyone credentialed (certified or registered) by an IA organization qualifies and may submit an application to challenge the exam of any other IA organization.

How to Become Credentialed

  • Visit appropriate website for detailed instructions.
  • Begin the application process for the organization in which you want to be credentialed.
  • IA organization will direct applicant to the ICD website to complete an evaluation.
  • Complete the ICD application (Tutorial)
  • ICD will provide an evaluation report to the applicant and the IA organization.
  • The IA organization will determine exam eligibility based on the evaluation report

Click on the appropriate IA organization below for details on how to challenge their exam:

ICD Portal

The ICD Portal is for International Arrangement (IA) organizations only. Applicants looking to become credentialed by an International Arrangement organization, need to begin the application process on the appropriate IA organization website.

Petition to Join IA

Organizations interested in petitioning to join the IA, should review the International Arrangement Petition document for more details. If you have questions, please contact the IA organizations.

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