Displaced Worker Emergency License: Athletic Trainer
When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, an athletic trainer in good standing from the affected state can obtain an emergency license to practice in New Mexico by demonstrating proof of current licensure, completing an application, and providing any other documents requested by the Athletic Trainers Practice Board. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.
APPLICATION FOR EMERGENCY LICENSURE AS AN ATHLETIC TRAINER
A. An applicant affected in a federal disaster currently licensed as an athletic trainer in another jurisdiction and is in good standing and otherwise meets the requirements for New Mexico licensure may be licensed in New Mexico during the four months following the declared federal disaster at no cost upon satisfying the following requirements: (1) a completed application, signed, dated and notarized; (2) proof of identity, which may include a copy of a drivers license, passport or other photo identification issued by a governmental entity; (3) sworn affidavit statement that because of circumstance arising out of a declared area the applicant is unable to obtain proof documentation otherwise required by rules by the board; (4) refer to 16.3.4 NMAC, athletic trainers, initial licensing requirements; (5) verification of current licensure or certification (no access to national data base, board staff will verify). B. The board may waive submission of the specific forms only if the applicant is unable to obtain the required document from an affected federally declared disaster area: (1) verification NATA-BOC certification; (2) official university transcripts; (3) proof of CPR/AED certification; (4) New Mexico laws and regulation examination (jurisprudence examination). C. Nothing in this section shall constitute a waiver of the requirements for licensure contained in 16.3.4 NMAC, 16.3.5 NMAC, and 16.3.6 NMAC. D. Emergency licensure shall expire on August 31, unless renewed by the board. Application for renewal shall consist of the following: (1) completed application, signed by the applicant, and notarized; (2) a 2" inch by 2" photograph of the applicant; (3) an application fee of $ 125.00 as provided in 16.3.8 NMAC; (4) other documentation required in 16.3.4 NMAC through 16.3.9 NMAC; (5) official transcripts in a sealed envelope; (6) proof of current NATA-BOC certification; (7) proof of current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR ); and automated electrical defibrillator unit (AED); (8) demonstrates professional competence by satisfactorily passing the New Mexico jurisprudence examination.