Stat. Auth.:ORS 676.615, 688.709, 688.715, Stats. Implemented: ORS688.715, 688.718, 688.720 Hist.: Hla 12-2012, F. 8-16-12, Cert. Ef. 8-17-12

Published: 2015

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The Oregon Administrative Rules contain OARs filed through November 15, 2015






(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
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
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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