Athletic Trainer Licensing and Regulation Now Under the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

August 30th, 2015

Senate Bill 202, enacted by the 84th Texas Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott, transfers responsibility for the licensing and regulation of athletic trainers from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). March 2016 is the target date for the complete transfer of this program from DSHS to TDLR.

As part of this transfer TDLR is accepting applications for the new Athletic Trainers Advisory Board until September 11, 2015. The Advisory Board will provide guidance to our agency’s officials on industry best practices and will recommend scope of practice rules for adoption by the . Advisory Board members will be appointed by the Commission chair with approval of the Commission.

Be sure to check out the TDLR website New Programs page to get the most up-to-date information about the new Athletic Trainer program. You can also sign up for email notices to get updates on the program and TDLR information.


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TDLR licenses and regulates businesses, individuals, industries, facilities, equipment, and occupations to ensure that Texans are served by qualified, competent professionals. We strive to apply clear, consistent standards for all of our licensees, provide exceptional customer service, and keep fees and costs low. At TDLR, we are guided every day by our seven Core Values. Read more about our Compact with Texans.


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