Member Categories

Professional

 

Certified Professional

An individual who holds the ATC (Athletic Trainer, Certified) credential and is in good standing with the BOC. 

Certified Professional members in good standing may vote on association matters, hold NATA office and serve on committees, workgroups, project teams and as NATA liaisons. 

 

Licensed Professional

An NATA member, not ATC credentialed, who is a state licensed (continent USA) Athletic Trainer and has provided a copy of licensure. Licensed Professional members may not vote on association matters.

 

Associate

An individual, not ATC credentialed or a state licensed Athletic Trainer, who is working in athletic education, research, medicine or other professions related to athletic training. Associate members may not vote on association matters.

A certified member whose certification is no longer in good standing with the BOC is changed to an Associate member.

 

Student

 

Certified Student

A certified individual enrolled as a full time graduate student working towards an advanced degree at an accredited college or university. A member must request the Certified Student category and agree to the Code of Ethics annually. A total of three years is allowed in this category. 

A Certified Student may vote on association matters, hold NATA office and serve on committees, workgroups, project teams and as NATA liaisons. 

 

Student

An individual enrolled as a full-time student in a college or university who has not fulfilled BOC requirements for certification. A total of seven years is allowed in this category. At that time, the individual is transferred to a professional member status. 

 

View student requirements.

 

 

 

Retired

 

Certified Retired

A former certified member with 20 years of NATA membership who has resigned their certification with the BOC and resigned any form of state licensure or regulation is moved to a retired status. 

Certified Retired members may vote on association matters. A Certified Retired member must agree not to practice athletic training and cannot use the ATC credential, but may use AT Ret. 

A Certified Retired member receives free dues and convention registration but does not receive CEUs from the NATA convention. 

 

Retired

A former professional member with 20 years of NATA membership who has resigned his/her state licensure. A copy of the confirmed resignation must be forwarded to NATA.

Retired members may not vote on association matters. Retired members must agree not to practice athletic training. 

A retired member receives free dues and convention registration but does not receive CEUs from the NATA convention. 

 

View retired requirements.