(225 ILCS 5/9) (from Ch. 111, par. 7609)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 9. Qualifications for licensure. A person shall be qualified for licensure as an athletic trainer if he or she fulfills all of the following:
        (a) Has graduated from a curriculum in athletic
training accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), its successor entity, or its equivalent, as approved by the Department.
        (b) Gives proof of current certification, on the date
of application, in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AED) for Healthcare Providers and Professional Rescuers or its equivalent based on American Red Cross or American Heart Association standards.
        (b-5) Has graduated from a 4 year accredited college
or university.
        (c) Has passed an examination approved by the
Department to determine his or her fitness for practice as an athletic trainer, or is entitled to be licensed without examination as provided in Sections 7 and 8 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)