The International Arrangement for the Athletic Training, Therapy and Sport Rehabilitation
The International Arrangement for the profession of athletic training, athletic therapy and sport rehabilitation plays a key role in optimising care, injury prevention, rehabilitation and supporting the rights of patients and the public to achieve their potential to live well. The International Arrangement ensures comparable best practices, quality education and professional standards.
The current credentialing organisations included in the International Arrangement are
- Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland (ARTI),
- British Association of Sport Rehabilitators (BASRaT),
- Board of Certification (USA)
- and Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA).
The International Arrangement provides an opportunity for athletic training, athletic therapy and sport rehabilitation professionals to be mobile on a global scale by creating a pathway to challenge each other’s credentialing examination.
Aligning this profession and each organisation's national credentials across international borders requires attention to the principles of validity, reliability, consistency, accuracy, fairness and legal defensibility. To ensure success of the comparability process, and ultimately the International Arrangement, the four international partners are working with International Consultants of Delaware, Inc.*, a division of CGFNS International, Inc. to develop a comparability tool tailored to each organization. CGFNS has been the world’s largest credentials evaluation organization for the nursing and allied health professions since 1977.
The International Arrangement is projected to launch in Summer 2021.
*ICD, a charter member of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluations Services), is a globally recognized expert in credentials evaluation for education, employment, immigration, licensure, and certification. (ICD website: http://www.icdeval.com/)
Where the International Arrangement can afford 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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The World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy (WFATT) also provides information on international opportunities, resources, and global recognition standards.
Certified Sport Rehabilitator:
To qualify as a candidate for the ARTI / BOC / CATA certification exams, a Certified Sport Rehabilitators certification must be confirmed on the ARTI / BOC / CATA exam application by an official from BASRaT. If you have any questions concerning this process, please contact us via email@example.com