Certification

Certification Process

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.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must meet the following educational and professional criteria in order to be eligible to sit the certification examination. These include:

  • Honors Degree (NFQ level 8) in a field related to Sports Medicine from an ARTI accredited 3rd level institution*.

Emergency First Responder Certification (from the ‘Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council’ (PHECC) – www.phecc.ie) or equivalent.

The ARTI accredited programmes are;

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 is pending 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.

For information on the requirements to sit the certification examination, the certification examination itself, or general queries about the certification process, please click here.