The International Arrangement for the Athletic Training and Therapy Profession
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The Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) is excited to announce the launch of the new International Arrangement (IA). The 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 examination.
The current credentialing organizations included in the IA are Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland (ARTI), BOC (USA) and Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA). Additionally, the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators (BASRaT) is in the process of accumulating exam data and as a result, has been granted provisional acceptance into the IA. Organizations who have met all criteria except the exam requirements may be granted provisional acceptance into the IA.
If you are BOC certified in good standing, you qualify to apply for exam eligibility through the IA to become credentialed by ARTI or CATA. BASRaT’s IA provisional acceptance also qualifies you to be eligible for their newly established exam through the IA process.
For more information regarding the application process, visit the website of the organization for which you would like to be credentialed.
As part of the IA, a credentials evaluation will be performed by a third party, International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. (ICD). To review educational areas that will be addressed in the evaluation for each organization, visit the International Arrangement website.