How to Renew an Athletic Trainer License
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When to Begin Renewal
You may file your renewal application at any time during your renewal period. We encourage you to file the application early so your license won’t expire and you won’t have to pay late renewal fees. To renew and maintain continuous licensure, the license holder must complete all of the renewal requirements, including continuing education requirements, prior to the expiration of the license.
A complete renewal application, along with applicable fees, must be filed with TDLR or postmarked prior to license expiration to avoid payment of a late renewal fee. Any continuing education that is required to be fulfilled as part of the renewal application must be completed prior to the license expiration date to avoid payment of a late renewal fee.
Applicants may renew after a license has expired, up to a period of three years. Renewal of expired licenses will be subject to a late renewal fee.
Licenses are valid for two years from the date of issuance.
Continuing Education for Renewals
Please see the athletic trainers continuing education page for detailed information on requirements for renewing a license.
Renewal of Expired Licenses
A person whose license has expired may not hold himself or herself out as an athletic trainer; imply that he or she has the title of "licensed athletic trainer," "athletic trainer" or "sports trainer," or use "LAT," "AT," or "LATC" or any facsimile of those titles in any manner. A person whose license has expired may not perform the activities of an athletic trainer. The best way to renew a license is to renew online.
A late renewal, if available, means the license holder will have an unlicensed period from the expiration date of the expired license to the issuance date of the renewed license. During the unlicensed period, a person may not perform any act that requires a license.
Expired License Renewal Fees
Licenses may be eligible for late renewal with the following fees:
- A person whose license has been expired for 90 days or less may renew the license by paying a late renewal fee equal to 1 and 1/2 times the renewal fee.
- A person whose license has been expired for more than 90 days but less than 18 months may renew the license by paying a late renewal fee equal to two times the renewal fee.
- A person whose license has been expired for more than 18 months but less than three years may request that the executive director approve the license by submitting information sufficient to show just cause for the late renewal and paying to the department a renewal fee equal to two times the normally required renewal fee. See the Request to Executive Director for Expired License Renewal (PDF).
- A person paying a late renewal fee is not required to pay the renewal fee in addition to the late renewal fee.