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Cogent Steps, LLC, is an NATABOC provider offering a new Emergency Response for the Athlete course, a full Emergency Medical Response Course, and a one-day EMR recertification option to meet student 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 Certification cycle you will need to show proof of EMR.

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.

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, an online textbook, 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.

The benefits of the new ERA course include:

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


Jan 05

(Open) ERA Course January 5-6, 2019 – Warick, RI

January 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm EST
Jan 22

(Open) ERA Course January 22-23, 2019 – Washington D.C.

January 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm EST
MedStar Lafayette Centre
Washington D.C. DC
Jan 26

(Open) ERA Course January 26-27, 2019 – Montville, NJ

January 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm EST
Feb 09

(Open) ERA Course February 9-10, 2019 – Green Bay, WI

February 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm EST
Feb 09

Protected: (Closed) ERA Course February 9-10, 2019 – New York, NY

February 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm EST
Mar 30

(Open) ERA Course March 30-31, 2019 – Tucson, AZ

March 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - March 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Apr 06

(Open) ERA Course April 6-7, 2019 – Big Stone City, SD

April 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - April 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Apr 06

(Open) ERA Course April 6-7, 2019 – Fairfax, VA

April 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - April 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm EDT