Statement of Scope
Athletic Trainers
Affiliated Credentialing Board
Rule No.:
Chapter AT 2
Relating to:
Requirements for License Renewal and Reinstatement
Rule Type:
1. Finding/nature of emergency (Emergency Rule only):
2. Detailed description of the objective of the proposed rule:
The objective of the proposed rule is to revise ch. AT 2 to specify the requirements for renewal and reinstatement of a license as an athletic trainer.
3. Description of the existing policies relevant to the rule, new policies proposed to be included in the rule, and an analysis of policy alternatives:
Current rules are silent concerning the requirements for renewal and reinstatement of a license as an athletic trainer. Although ss. 448.9545 and 448.955, Stats., contain the requirements for renewal of a license, these provisions are unclear concerning requirements for late renewal. In addition, the statutes do not specify the requirements for reinstatement of a license that has not been renewed within 5 years when the licensee has unmet disciplinary requirements, or the license has been revoked or surrendered.
The proposed rule would create new policy concerning the requirements for late renewal and reinstatement of a license as an athletic trainer. If the rules are not updated, these requirements will remain unclear.
4. Detailed explanation of statutory authority for the rule (including the statutory citation and language):
Section 15.085 (5) (b), Stats., provides that an affiliated credentialing board, such as the Athletic Trainers Affiliated Credentialing Board, “shall promulgate rules for its own guidance and for the guidance of the trade or profession to which it pertains . . .”
Section 440.08 (3) (b), Stats., provides authority for the Athletic Trainers Affiliated Credentialing Board to promulgate rules requiring the holder of a credential who fails to renew the credential within 5 years after its renewal date to complete requirements to restore the credential, in addition to the applicable requirements for renewal established under chs. 440 to 480, Stats., that the Board determines are necessary to protect the public health, safety, or welfare. The rules may not require the holder to complete educational requirements or pass examinations that are more extensive than the educational or examination requirements that must be completed to obtain an initial credential from the Board.
5. Estimate of amount of time that state employees will spend developing the rule and of other resources necessary to develop the rule:
70 hours
6. List with description of all entities that may be affected by the proposed rule:
Individuals applying for late renewal or reinstatement of a license as an athletic trainer.
7. Summary and preliminary comparison with any existing or proposed federal regulation that is intended to address the activities to be regulated by the proposed rule:
8. Anticipated economic impact of implementing the rule (note if the rule is likely to have a significant economic impact on small businesses):
The proposed rule will have minimal to no economic impact on small businesses and the state’s economy as a whole.
Contact Person: Dale Kleven, Administrative Rules Coordinator,, (608) 261-4472
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