"Athletic Trainer" is defined as an allied health professional with specific qualifications as set forth in South Carolina Code Section 44-75-50 who, upon the advice and consent of a licensed Physician, carries out the practice of care, prevention, and physical rehabilitation of athletic injuries, and who, in carrying out these functions, may use physical modalities, including, but not limited to, heat, light, sound, cold, electricity, or mechanical devices related to rehabilitation and treatment.
No person may hold himself out as an Athletic Trainer or perform, for compensation, any activities of an Athletic Trainer as defined above without obtaining certification from DHEC.
Athletic Trainer Certification Portal
Athletic Trainer Certification Verification
Certification Application Instructions
- Go to the Athletic Trainer Certification Portal.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Create Account”.
- Once you are on your account page, the “Applications” button is in the upper left corner.
Regulations and Laws
Contact ATcerts@dhec.sc.gov for any questions about the electronic certification applications or online fee payments.