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.