The CSUDH ATEP (Athletic Training Education Program) applied for candidacy to the JRC-AT (Joint Review Committee-Athletic Training) on August 27, 2002 and received candidacy approval on November 18, 2002. The next step is to meet all of the requirements for full accreditation through the CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education (will be reviewed and accredited by the CAATE: Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education from June 2006). Approval requires a minimum of two years of monitored candidacy. Once the program receives full accreditation from CAAHEP, students who complete this option will meet the educational requirements needed to apply for the certification examination by the BOC (Board of Certification). If our program does not receive CAAHEP accreditation by the time a candidate graduates, there are only two options for candidates to apply to take BOC examination. The first option is to transfer to another undergraduate institution which to date has an accredited program (review options at http://caahep.org/programs.aspx or apply to one of the CAAHEP entry-level Master’s degree in Athletic Training Education programs (review options at http://www.jrc-at.org/documents/elm.html).