Resources & Additional Documents
- CAATE Policy and Procedure Manual
- Pursuing and Maintaining Accreditation For Professional Programs
- CAATE Newsletters, Eblasts, and Other Releases
- CAATE 2017 Update Video – Shaping the Future
Program Type Specific Documents & Resources:
CAATE Complaint Process
Formal complaints to the CAATE must pertain to matters related to program compliance with the Standards. Complaints may be filed by the program’s stakeholders including individuals, students, groups, or organizations related to the program.
The CAATE will not intercede in institutional student or faculty grievances against a program. Appropriate institutional and professional avenues of appeal must be used by complainants, before filing a formal complaint. The program’s institution assumes responsibility for administering their own policies in these areas. When alleged violations cannot be resolved within the institution, procedures within state systems of higher education or state judicial courts should be used to review and enforce institutional compliance with policies.
The CAATE will keep a complainant’s identity confidential if requested, but will not accept anonymous complaints. All complaints must be submitted in writing to the CAATE Office via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Click HERE to access the complaint process instructions.
ATCAS: Athletic Training Centralized Application Service
The CAATE offers ATCAS as a service to all accredited programs at no additional cost to the program. More information about ATCAS can be found by accessing the ATCAS Administration page.
Statements for Non-Accredited Programs or Programs Seeking Accreditation
A Program shall not identify itself privately or publicly to be CAATE-accredited until it receives formal notification of accreditation status from the CAATE. Programs seeking accreditation must include the following language on all publicly available notification(s) including, but not limited to, website, academic catalog, ATCAS, brochures, etc:
“(Name of Institution)____________ is currently seeking accreditation for their new Athletic Training program and is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The institution will be submitting a self-study to begin the accreditation process on July 1, _____. Submission of the self-study and completion of a site visit does not guarantee that the program will become accredited. Students that graduate from the program prior to accreditation WILL NOT be eligible to sit for the credentialing examination for athletic trainers and will not be eligible for licensure in most states.”
ATHLETIC TRAINING GLOSSARY COMPILED BY ATHLETIC TRAINING STRATEGIC ALLIANCE INTER-AGENCY TERMINOLOGY WORK GROUP
The following document is used to provide common definitions to be used across the athletic training profession.