Athletic Therapy Rehabilitation Ireland (ARTI) and the Board of Certification (BOC) joined in a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA). The agreement allows BOC Certified Athletic Trainers; and ARTI Certified Athletic Therapists the opportunity to write/take each other’s certification exams, thereby removing barriers for certified professionals to possibly obtain employment in another jurisdiction.Whereas the MRA affords certified professionals the opportunity to work in another jurisdiction, it does not infer work visa or immigration rights to the successful candidate. It is the responsibility of each candidate to apply for and acquire the correct immigration and work visa documents in order to seek employment in another jurisdiction.
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2. work permits
For further information on the professsion of Athletic Therapy in Ireland, (job market, regulation etc), please read “About Athletic and Rehabilitation Therapy”.
The information below is provided as service to Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC), and Certified Athletic Therapists (CAT) to assist with the process involved in the BOC/ARTI Mutual Recognition Agreement.
Mutual Recognition information for a BOC Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC)
For instructions on how to complete the ARTI exam application as a BOC certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), see ARTI certification.
In order to qualify as a candidate for the BOC certification exams, a Certified Athletic Therapist’s certification and good standing must be confirmed on the BOC exam application by an official from ARTI. In order to be in good standing the CAT must:
*Final year students who have successfully passed the ARTI certification examination and are yet to complete their ARTI accredited programme are entitled to apply for and sit the BOC certification examination. Candidates will only be fully certified when they pass the certification examination and demonstrate full, certified membership of ARTI (i.e. that successful completion of the ARTI accredited programme has been demonstrated to ARTI)