To become a certified member of ARTI and be authorised to use the title ‘Certified Athletic Therapist’ (CAT), applicants must graduate from an ARTI accredited programme and pass the ARTI certification exam. The certification exam consists of both a theory and a practical section and 70% is required in both sections to be successful. As part of the certification process, the requirements to become certified are a relevant NFQ Level 8 from an ARTI accredited programme, up to date EFR and 500 clinical hours.
Applicants must meet the following educational and professional criteria in order to be eligible to sit the certification examination. These include:
*ARTI accredited programmes are;
Once you are in the final semester of an ARTI accredited course, or have completed an ARTI accredited course, hold the relevant EFR Certification and have completed the minimum clinical hours, you are eligible to sit the exam. First, you must register here and then purchase the relevant exam here. For information on the certification examination date and times please click here.
Students in their final semester of an ARTI accredited programme are entitled to sit the ARTI certification examination. If this examination is passed successfully, certified membership status will be pending until demonstration of successful completion of the academic programme.
BOC Certified Athletic Trainers may apply to undertake the ARTI certification examination as part of the Mutual Recognition Arrangement. For more details please see MRA candidates.
Registration for the June exam is now closed. All registered candidates have received exam information (check your spam folder or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if not).
The next exam will be held in August (date to be confirmed).