Maintaining Certification

CATA monitors its members annually to ensure they remain up-to-date with current trends and new research in the areas of rehabilitation, orthopedic assessment and emergency care. All Athletic Therapists must annually present documentation demonstrating:

  • Continued education; achieve 21 continuing education units every 3 years via courses, conferences, and practice development
  • Current and adequate professional liability insurance
  • BLS certification*

Continuing education courses provided to Certified Athletic Therapists may include any course where knowledge of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, knowledge of exercise and advanced exercise and training techniques, and knowledge of emergency care are required. These courses may include, but are not limited to:

  • Advanced knowledge and techniques related to traumatic brain injuries
  • Visceral manipulation
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Kinesio taping
  • Myofascial integration and Mysofascial release techniques
  • Dynamic neuromuscular stabilization
  • Advanced high performance reconditioning
  • Craniosacral therapy
  • Advanced stretching/flexibility techniques
  • Cranial nerve mobilization
  • Advanced joint and nervous system mobilization techniques

If you are a course provider and wish to have your course or event evaluated for continuing education units, please complete this form.

*Effective June 1, 2022, all CATA members who certified on or before December 31, 2019, will be required to hold a valid Canadian Red Cross BLS or FR (or CATA equivalent) Certificate to maintain their CATA certification. All CATA members who certified on or after January 1, 2020, are required to hold a valid Canadian Red Cross BLS and FR (or CATA equivalent) certificate to maintain their CATA certification.