The CAATE has compiled frequently asked questions for students, professionals and post-professionals. Find answers to your questions below.
PROFESSIONAL FAQS - General Questions
Do students have to be certified with emergency cardiac care (ECC) or first aid? I do not see a Standard that implies this information is supposed to be documented. I know there are Educational Competencies that require students to be taught CPR and AED skills according to accepted practice protocols, but I see nothing in the Standards.
Because the knowledge, skills, and abilities in the Athletic Training Educational Competencies are of a higher skill level than first aid or ECC, students do not have to have formal certification in either of those areas. The content must be taught and evaluated, but there is no requirement to have “cards” to document instruction. Documentation might be completed through the curriculum module/matrix and/or in the course syllabi in which the content is taught and evaluated. Please note: Candidates who sit for the BOC exam MUST have documentation of ECC for verification.
The competency (5th edition) analysis and mapping to courses are independent of each other, since many of the competencies will go across courses. The red boxes on the competency analysis will turn green once the competency is mapped to at least one instructional method and one evaluation method (of course you can map many more). The competency analysis is all about teaching/evaluating and the courses will map the competency to a course. You should be able to see whether something is mapped to the course on the course page. You will also see the methods and weather they are mapped or not. You do not have to upload syllabi to map. You will see the “upload missing” message in the syllabi box. The competencies only turn green when they are mapped to at least one instructional method and one evaluation method. That process is independent of matching to specific courses, as it is the expectation that competencies will be addressed in several courses thus they don’t turn green until mapped to the instructional method(s) and evaluation method(s).