Welcome to the Kansas Young Professional Community. The NATA defines young professionals as athletic trainers who have been certified for up to 12 years. The Young Professional Committee hopes the following links and information may help you as you enter your professional career in Kansas. We are happy to help answer any questions you may have as you begin practicing in Kansas.
Athletic Trainer Certification
To practice in the state of Kansas, an athletic trainer must be in good standing and certified by the Board of Certification (BOC) AND hold a Kansas State License. You may view your certification status at: BOC
- There is a yearly $50 maintenance fee
- You must maintain and provide documentation of a CPR certification throughout the duration of the certification cycle
- Every 2 years you must obtain and provide documentation for a total of 50 continuing education units (CEUs). 10 of these CEUs must be categorized as Evidence Based Practice Units (EBPs).
The certification cycle is a two year cycle where all requirements are due on December 31st of the odd year. If you are certified within that cycle your CEU require may differ. The BOC will adjust your requirements in your account if this pertains to you. As a newly certified athletic trainer, plan on submitting 50 CEUs at the time of your first renewal.
To practice in the state of Kansas, an athletic trainer must be in good standing and certified by the Board of Certification (BOC) AND hold a Kansas State License. You may view and renew your Kansas License through Kansas Board of Healing Arts website at: KSBHA
Applying for a New License
When applying for a new Kansas Athletic Trainer License anticipate to apply as early as possible as it may take weeks to months to receive final approval depending on application time and volume at the Board of Healing Arts.
Application Requirements (subject to change per Board of Healing Arts Regulations)
- Completed Application
- Official Transcript with final Athletic Training Degree awarded. Sent directly from the University you attended
- Verification of other licenses, permits or certifications, if applicable
- Request electronic verification from BOC
- Documentation for any “YES” answers on the attestation questions of application
- Notarized and signed copy of the Affidavit and Authorization
- Completed and signed Practice Protocol*
- Completed and signed Third Party Release, if applicable
- Application fee of $80
*If you are applying for state license and do not have a physician to sign your practice protocol, you may apply initially for an “Inactive” license. You may NOT practice as an athletic trainer with an inactive license. Once you have a physician sign your practice protocol, you may submit that form to obtain an active license.
Kansas License Renewal
You must renew your Kansas License YEARLY. License renewal requirements must be submitted by December 31st each year:
- Submit the online renewal application
- Pay renewal fees: $70 ($67 online)
- Late fee: +$5.00
- License Reinstatement: +$10.00
- Maintain an annual signed physician protocol by supervising physician
- Submit 20 hours of CEUs every year. All continuing education must be related to the field of athletic training and be from two separate CEU categories as defined by the BOC.
Active vs. Inactive License
As defined by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts
Active License: is issued to a person practicing as an athletic trainer in the State of Kansas. Individuals must maintain and submit evidence of satisfactory completion of a program of continuing education. Each active license may (must) be renewed annually.
Inactive License: is issued to a person who is not regularly engaged and practicing as an athletic trainer in Kansas and who does not hold oneself out to the public as being professionally engaged in such practice. An inactive license shall not entitle the holder to practice in this state. The holder of an inactive license shall be required to submit evidence of satisfactory completion of a program of continuing education. Each inactive license may be renewed annually.
Becoming a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association has many great benefits. Your membership dues cover your annual cost to the BOC and you district and state memberships. Be sure to renew you NATA membership every year before December 31st.
Benefits of NATA Membership include:
- Career Center
- Postings for new athletic training jobs, both national and international
- Continuing Education Units
- You membership includes 10 CEUs with your renewal each year
- NATA provides purchasable online CEU courses for members
- NATA provides purchasable online “Evidence-Based Practice” CEU courses for members
- Membership Involvement Resources
- Governmental Affairs/Advocacy
- News & Publications
- Press Releases
- Journal of Athletic Training and other Publication
- Online access with membership to scholarly research and present evidence-based literature
National Provider Identifier (NPI) Number
A NPI number is an identifier for health care providers in the United States. Each number is a unique 10-digit identifier issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The NATA highly encourages athletic trainers to obtain an NPI number, as it helps to further recognize athletic trainers as qualified health care professionals.
To apply for your NPI number visit: NPI Registry
District 5 Awards
MAATA Young Professionals’ Distinction Award
If you know of a young professional who has made an impact on the athletic training profession please consider nominating that individual for this district level distinction.
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