CEU and CE Credits Information

What is a CEU?

As per the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer (BOC) website, "Athletic trainers must complete a predetermined number of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) during the certification maintenance period."


CEU Requirements and Reporting CEUs

All CEUs are due by Dec. 31 of the reporting year. ATs certified before 2021 must complete 50 CEUs. ATs certified in 2022 must complete 25 CEUs.

To learn more about CEU requirements and how to report any previously earned CEUs, visit the BOC website.


Learn Online

NATA offers a robust variety of educational resources to help athletic trainers stay up to date with the latest clinical teachings and techniques. Learn at your convenience through online quizzes, courses and webinars through the NATA Professional Development Center. 


On-Demand Courses

Did you miss one of our live educational events? Access one of our many on-demand courses to view previous webinars, convention presentations or workshops. These on-demand courses are a great way to earn CEUs at your convenience by passing the corresponding on-demand course quiz. We offer a variety of courses in several levels (Essential, Advanced, Mastery), tracks (Educator, Administrator, Young Professional) and formats (Journal of Athletic Training or online). Visit the On-Demand Courses section for more information.



In addition to on-demand courses, NATA also offers quizzes based on content from the Journal of Athletic Training . Learn more about this publication, where to find them and how to access these quizzes in the On-Demand Journal section.


What is a CE Credit?

A member benefit that allows the owner to purchase courses in the NATA Professional Development Center. All NATA members  who have renewed their membership in full are eligible for 10 free CE Credits, a $250 value.

Dues Dates

CEU Credits

Jan. 1, 2023 - June 30, 2023

Eligible for 10 CE Credits ($250 value)

After July 1, 2023

Eligible for 5 CE Credits ($125 value)


CE Credits are available to be redeemed February through December and expire at midnight CST Dec. 31 of the renewal year.


How to Use Your CE Credits

  1. Sign in to your NATA Professional Development Center account
  2. Search "Course Catalog" for desired course(s).
  3. Select the course to purchase and check the "Buy with CEUs" box to apply CE credits and continue to checkout.
  4. CE credits will automatically be deducted from your total CE credits available toward your order.
  5. The course you just purchased will now be found in your "Incomplete Courses" section of your dashboard page.