Dry Needling Update
On October 29, 2020, the Nevada Legislative Commission approved the adopted regulation, LCB File No. R053-19 (linked to the right), prescribing the qualifications required for athletic trainers to perform dry needling skilled intervention. The regulation was filed and became effective on November 2, 2020.
Before performing dry needling, an athletic trainer must submit to the Board documented proof of compliance with the qualifications listed in R053-19, using the Dry Needling Verification Form (linked to the right).
The qualifications include the completion of at least 150 hours total of didactic education and training in dry needling and the submission of documentation with proof of completion to the Nevada State Board of Athletic Trainers. The education requirement includes at least 25 hours of didactic education and training in dry needling provided through an approved postgraduate course of study of dry needling that requires the successful completion of in-person written and practical examinations. In addition, at least 125 hours can be in approved graduate-level courses or postgraduate continuing education courses in appropriate areas of study relevant to dry needling.