37-36-201. Qualifications -- temporary license -- exemption from examination. (1) Applicants for licensure as an athletic trainer shall:
(a) satisfactorily complete an application and an examination prescribed by the department in accordance with rules adopted by the board;
(b) pay application, examination, and licensure fees established by the board;
(c) provide documentation that the applicant has received at least a baccalaureate degree from a postsecondary institution that meets the academic standards for athletic trainers established by the national athletic trainers' association board of certification;
(d) provide the board with letters of recommendation from at least two clinical supervisors familiar with the applicant's clinical training and other documentation by which the board may determine that an applicant has not had a criminal conviction or disciplinary action taken against the applicant by a board or a licensing agency in another state or territory of the United States that may have a direct bearing on the applicant's ability to practice athletic training competently.
(2) (a) The board may issue a temporary license to an applicant who:
(i) meets the qualifications in subsections (1)(b) through (1)(d) but has not yet met the examination requirement in subsection (1)(a); or
(ii) has a valid license from another state or certification as provided in subsection (3)(a) or (3)(b).
(b) A temporary license issued under this section is valid after the date of issuance for 90 days or until the board acts on the person's license application, whichever is earlier.
(3) An applicant may be exempted from the examination requirement in subsection (1)(a) if the applicant:
(a) has a current, valid license to practice athletic training in another state and that state's standards, as determined by the board, are at least equal to the standards for licensure in this state; or
(b) is certified as an athletic trainer by an organization recognized by the national commission for certifying agencies.