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 a theory examination and a score of 70% is required 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.
The International Arrangement provides an opportunity for BOC, CATA and BASRaT certified/registered Athletic Trainers, Athletic Therapists and Sports Rehabilitators to be mobile on a global scale and challenge the ARTI certification exam. For more details please see International.
The next ARTI certification exam will take place on Friday 26th August 2022 in Dublin City University. Registration for the August exam will open from Friday 25th of July. Candidates must register by 12pm on Friday 19th August to be eligible.
**To be eligible to register for the exam as a member, candidates must have paid ARTI membership fees for 2022/23.