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Athletic Training in Oregon
Who is required to register as an athletic trainer?
Anyone who performs athletic training duties and/or publicly promotes themselves to be an athletic trainer must register as an athletic trainer.

Are there exemptions from registration? 
Yes, the law allows for the following exemptions under Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 688.718:
  • Health care providers or other persons licensed or registered in this state under any other statutes, or health care providers or other persons engaging in the profession or occupation for which the health care provider or person is licensed or registered

  • Anyone practicing athletic training who is employed by the federal government or any of its agencies

  • Anyone pursuing a supervised course of study leading to a degree or registration as an athletic trainer in an accredited or approved educational program if the person is identified by a title that clearly indicates student or trainee status

  • Any person completing any supervised practical experience requirements established by the Board of Athletic Trainers by rule

  • Persons performing athletic training services in this state for purposes of continuing education, consulting or training if the services are performed for no more than 60 days in any calendar year and are performed in association with a registered athletic trainer if the person is:

    • Registered or licensed and in good standing as an athletic trainer in another state; or

    • Certified by and in good standing as an athletic trainer with the Board of Certification of Athletic Trainers.

  • Elementary or secondary school teachers, coaches or volunteers who do not hold themselves out to the public to be athletic trainers or perform the services of an athletic trainer are exempt from this law.