Alabama Athletic Trainers' Association ALATA eBlast News
October 28, 2010

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Paul Crawford elected as ALATA Secretary


2011 Renewal of Your License to Practice Athletic Training in the State of Alabama

Paul Crawford elected as ALATA Secretary
Paul Crawford was elected ALATA Secretary in the recent Special Election Runoff and takes office immediately.  He is finishing out the regular term vacated by Brittany Wilkes when she resigned due to moving to another state.

Paul Crawford, EdD, ATC - ALATA SecretaryPaul Crawford received his BS degree from the University of North Alabama in 1988, a Masters degree from University of West Alabama in 1990, and his EdD degree from Delta State University in 1999.  He has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 1989.  Paul currently works in the secondary setting at Central High School in Florence, AL as a teacher and an athletic trainer.  Paul worked as a clinical athletic trainer for the former Healthsouth Corp, from 1996-2000.  He also served as Head Athletic Trainer in the collegiate setting at Delta State University from 1992-1996.  Prior to 1992, he served as graduate assistant athletic trainer at UT-Chattanooga for a year and also worked for a year for the North Alabama Sports Medicine Institute.  Paul is also currently serving as adjunct Instructor in HPER department at University of West Alabama.

Paul has served ALATA as the chair of the Scholarship Committee for several years and also served a term on the Executive Board as a Non-Officer Member.

Paul resides in Florence, AL with his wife, Dana, and two children, Caitlyn and Cayla Dee.

2011 Renewal of Your License to Practice Athletic Training in the State of Alabama
MEMO TO: Alabama Licensed Athletic Trainers

Leah Taylor
Executive Secretary

DATE: August 5, 2010
SUBJECT: 2011 License Renewal

Consistent with the renewal-period changes made last year, we now operate within a “renewal year” which runs December 1 – November 30. It is during this period that your CEUs must be earned for the following year’s renewal.

Your license to practice athletic training in the State of Alabama expires 12/31/2010, and to retain your license you must make application for license renewal. The Alabama Athletic Trainers Licensure Act mandates that you hold a current license to practice athletic training in our State. According to Code of Alabama, Section 34-40-12, to practice without a license is punishable by law and, upon conviction, violators shall be punished and fined as provided by law.

License Renewal Packets are available for printing from the website of your State Association, Alabama Athletic Trainers’ Association (ALATA). Please access their web site at and select the “State Licensure” tab. From the “State Licensure” page select the link “Licensure Renewal Packet” where you will find the instructions and forms for your license renewal. It is imperative that you follow the instructions and complete all the forms in their entirety.

If you cannot access the forms from the internet, please call or email the Board Office, and I will email, mail, or fax a License Renewal Packet to you. Our email address is as follows:

We will begin to accept Applications for Renewal on October 1, 2010. As you know, your Application for Renewal needs to be in the mail to the Board Office no later than November 30, 2010. After that date, they are considered late. The mailing address is Post Office Box 243011, Montgomery, Alabama 36124

If you do not intend to renew your license, please send a brief written notification stating your intention and justification for not renewing. An example of your justification would be that you have moved to another state and are no longer practicing athletic training in Alabama. You can mail, email, or fax your notification.

Please feel free to call if you still have questions or concerns after reviewing the License Renewal Packet.


Leah Taylor, Executive Secretary

Mailing Address Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers
Post Office Box 243011
Montgomery, Alabama  36124
Telephone No.: 334/264-1929
  877/271-3399 (Toll Free)
Fax: 334/262-2663