The CAATE has compiled frequently asked questions for students, professionals and post-professionals. Find answers to your questions below.


Students should contact their program director to obtain proof of graduation from an accredited program. The CAATE no longer provides certificates for professional programs as verification of graduation from an accredited program, as all candidates for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination must graduate from a CAATE accredited program.  State licensing boards have been notified of this change in certificate issuance and no longer requires a certificate from the CAATE as proof of graduation from an accredited program.

The CAATE accredits Athletic Training programs at colleges, universities and other institutions across the country. The (CAATE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Texas. The CAATE is recognized as an accrediting agency by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA), but the CAATE is not an educational institution.


PROFESSIONAL FAQS - General Questions

If the question is specific to a program, please submit the question via email the to the CAATE Office (support@caate.net).  Many questions may be able to be answered by office staff, but occasionally questions need to be brought to the Commission for a definitive answer.  Questions forwarded to the Commission will be addressed on monthly conference calls if received a minimum of two weeks prior to the call.  Final official responses will be emailed to the individual or the program(s) submitting the question(s).