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Cogent Steps, LLC is an NATABOC Approved Provider, and an AASPT Preferred Provider offering a new Emergency Response for the Athlete course, and a one-day EMR recertification option to meet student needs.  We develop tailored curriculum to meet specific professional and community needs.


REMEMBER: Per ABPTS and the Sports Specialty Council, you must keep your Acute Management of Injury and Illness (ERA/EMR) current during the 10 years of certification. Throughout the Maintenance of Specialty Certification cycle you will need to able to show proof of satisfying this requirement.

The new Emergency Response for the Athlete course is good for 3 years while the EMR is good for 2 years. Please note the MOSC cycle is 3 years. If your EMR certification lapses for more than 60 days, you will need to take the full 3 day course versus the 1-day recertification. There is no grace period offered if the ERA certification lapses.

The ERA is accredited for 20 CCU for PTs.


Cogent Steps NATA Preferred Provider number is P10170.

NATABOC has accredited the ERA for 17 hours Category A, consisting of home study 5.5 hours, and live instruction 11.5 hours.

Cogent Steps, LLC is pleased to announce the brand-new Emergency Response for the Athlete (ERA) course. This course has been deliberately designed and tailored for physical therapist and athletic training students, licensed providers in athletic training, nursing, physical therapy, and physicians who want specialized training in sideline and venue emergency management of the athlete. The ERA is a leap forward in quality and value for students and hosts.

Cogent Steps, LLC’s ERA course was approved on July 24, 2018 as satisfying the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) Acute Management of Injury & Illness requirement for applicants for Sports Specialist Certification.

Core skills include primary and secondary assessment, ethics and legal review, care of the athlete through the age spectrum, athletes in adaptive sports, dermatology, medical and traumatic emergencies, and EMS operations. Additional enrichment modules include asthma, anaphylaxis, pulse oximetry, and care of the spine injured athlete.

The ERA course is delivered as a hybrid course with up-front, online narrated presentations and test, followed by a two-day, in-person course at a host site, all for a single registration fee. Upon successful completion of the ERA, the participant is granted a three-year ERA certification and 20 CCU.

The benefits of the new ERA course include:

The Following Actions Must Be Taken to Complete the ERA Course:


Aug 17

(Open) ERA Course August 17-18, 2019 – Boise, Idaho

August 17 @ 8:00 am - August 18 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Sep 14

(Open) ERA Course September 14-15, 2019 – Los Gatos, CA

September 14 @ 8:00 am - September 15 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Sep 21

(Open) ERA Course Sept 21-22, 2019 – New York, NY

September 21 @ 8:00 am - September 22 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Sep 28

(Open) ERA Course September 28-29, 2019 – Tucson, AZ

September 28 @ 8:00 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm MDT
Oct 25

(Open) ERA Course October 25-26, 2019 – Washington D.C.

October 25 @ 8:00 am - October 26 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Medstar Lafayette Centre
Washington D.C. DC
Nov 15
Dec 03

(Open) ERA Course December 3-4, 2019 – Las Vegas, NV

December 3 @ 8:00 am - December 4 @ 5:00 pm EST
Jan 04

(Open) ERA Course January 4-5, 2020 – Houston, Texas

January 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm EST
May 02

(Open) ERA Course May 2-3, 2020 – Virginia Beach, VA

May 2, 2020 @ 8:00 am - May 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm EDT