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    Subdivision 1. Number of contact hours required. An athletic trainer shall complete during
every three-year period at least the equivalent of 60 contact hours of continuing professional
postdegree education in programs approved by the board.
    Subd. 2. Approved programs. The board shall approve a continuing education program that
has been approved for continuing education credit by the National Athletic Trainers Association
Board of Certification.
    Subd. 3. Approval of continuing education programs. A continuing education program
that has not been approved under subdivision 2 shall be approved by the board if:
(1) the program content directly relates to the practice of athletic training or sports medicine;
(2) each member of the program faculty shows expertise in the subject matter by holding a
degree from an accredited education program, having verifiable experience in the field of athletic
training or sports medicine, having special training in the subject area, or having experience
teaching in the subject area;
(3) the program lasts at least one contact hour;
(4) there are specific written objectives describing the goals of the program for the
participants; and
(5) the program sponsor maintains attendance records for four years.
    Subd. 4. Verification of continuing education credits. The board shall periodically select a
random sample of athletic trainers and require the athletic trainers to show evidence to the board
of having completed the continuing education requirements attested to by the athletic trainer.
Either the athletic trainer or state or national organizations that maintain continuing education
records may provide to the board documentation of attendance at a continuing education program.
    Subd. 5. Restriction on continuing education topics. To meet the continuing education
requirement in subdivision 1, an athletic trainer may have no more than ten hours of continuing
education in the areas of management, risk management, personal growth, and educational
techniques in a three-year reporting period.
History: 1993 c 232 s 13

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