Spring Training Announcement

Public Meeting
January 3, 2024

With spring training quickly approaching, it is a good time to remind all individuals of the licensure requirements for Athletic Trainers in the State of Arizona.

Individuals who practice Athletic Training in the State of Arizona are required to hold either a license or a temporary license issued by the Arizona Board of Athletic Training ("Board"). The qualifications for licensure are outlined in A.R.S. § 32-4122, and the qualifications for temporary licensure are outlined in A.R.S. § 32-4127. 

Under A.R.S § 32-4121(4), an Athletic Trainer licensed in another state may practice in Arizona for a limited period of time, not to exceed one hundred and twenty days within a twelve month period. Please take a few moments and read A.R.S § 32-4121(4), which is provided below:

32-4121. Persons and activities not required to be licensed

This chapter does not apply to:

4. An athletic trainer who resides and is employed in another jurisdiction and who possesses the required licensure, certification or registration necessary to practice athletic training under the laws of the jurisdiction in which the athletic trainer is employed if that person is performing athletic training in this state in connection with teaching or participating in an educational seminar or is providing athletic training services in this state to persons of a bona fide professional, intercollegiate, interscholastic or amateur sports organization by which the athletic trainer is employed, for not more than one hundred twenty days in any twelve month period.

Dry Needling

If an Athletic Trainer is licensed in Arizona, the Athletic Trainer should abide by Arizona’s statutes and rules, specifically in regards to Dry Needling. If the Athletic Trainer is NOT licensed in Arizona for Athletic Training and is practicing Athletic Training under A.R.S § 32-4121(4), the Athletic Trainer should abide by the state licensure practices of the state in which that individual is licensed in.