Reporting Year: Things You Need to Know

Staff Availability

NATA staff will be available to answer inquiries about the Professional Development Center and anything related to this reporting year during normal business hours every week day during December except Dec. 24 and Dec. 27. The final day staff will be in the office and available to answer inquiries is Thursday, Dec. 30. The NATA Professional Development Center is available 24/7.


CEU Reporting

Q: How do I find my CEUs for attending NATA convention?

A: Access your CEUs.


Q: How do I find my CEUs for attending the Virtual Athletic Training Educators’ Conference or the Spine Injury in Sports Conference?

A: Click the links below to receive a statement of credit for these events.


Q: How do I find my CEUs for attending NATA COPA Con 2021, the NATA Secondary School Sessions, the Education Research Series or other on-demand webinars/courses located in the Professional Development Center?

A: You can find CEUs for these events by logging in to your profile on the Professional Development Center. A complete list of your completed course is available under the ‘Completed Courses’ tab.


Q. How do I report my CEUs for this reporting period?

A: Your CEUs are reported through the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC). Go to to report your CEUs.


Q. Where do I find the name of the provider or the provider number?

A: You can find this information in the bottom paragraph of the Statement of Credit that shows your CEUs. The provider number is next to the BOC AP#, or you can click here.


Professional Development Center

Q: How do I log into the Professional Development Center?

A: Members:

  1. Log into
  2. Click on the blue PDC button on the dashboard page.
  3. To view courses to purchase, choose Course Catalog.


  1. Go to
  2. Click on Careers & Education
  3. Choose Professional Development Center
  4. Scroll down and click “log in with my NATA account” button to create account.
  5. To view courses to purchase, choose Course Catalog.


Q: I am having trouble with a course video. Can you help me?

A: In the Professional Development Center, you must complete the course sections in sequential order to unlock the box. Successful completion of each step will change the box color from blue to green. All components in each box must be green to proceed.

  1. Course Material
  2. Assessments
  3. Evaluations


Q: Which web browser will give me optimal performance?

A: Our site is compatible with most web browsers. We recommend using the most up-to-date versions of the following browsers:

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 11+
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Safari

We do not support Internet Explorer 9 and lower versions.


Q: I cannot see courses and/or CEU credits.

A: Contact NATA for assistance.


Q: If I purchase courses before Dec. 31, 2021, and have already completed my required 50 CEUs for the reporting period, will those CEUs carry over to the following reporting period or do they automatically expire Dec. 31?

A: Purchased courses will be in your incomplete courses section and will expire 12 months from the date of purchase unless there is a need to retire a course. In that case, we will offer a refund in the form of your original payment. Unused CEU credits that you received as a result of renewing your 2021 membership, will expire Dec. 31, 2021.


Q: How long do I have to use the free CEU credits issued to me by NATA when I renewed my membership?

A: You have until midnight Central time Dec. 31, 2021 to utilize any unused CEU credits issued for your 2021 membership renewal. If you renewed your membership for 2021, your 2021 free CEU credits will be available mid-February.


Q: I purchased an online course I don’t want, how can I request a refund?

A: Go to your Order History in the Professional Development Center and choose the order number for the return. Select “create return” and follow the steps.


Becoming An Athletic Trainer

Q: Do I need a specific undergraduate degree to become an AT?

A: You must have a degree in athletic training from an accredited program. The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is the best resource to find accredited programs. For exam requirements, visit the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC).

Learn more about obtaining certification.



Q: We are offering an event and want to give CEUs to ATs. What do we need to do?

A: To become an approved provider, contact the Board of Certification, Inc.