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the February exam administration the following
CASTLE has more than 250 exam sites in the US
and Canada, and the BOC exam is currently
administered in the US and Canada only.
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BOC Exam References
Due to recent feedback, the BOC is working on
different ways to simplify the exam reference
list. Program directors are being surveyed to
enhance this document with the hope of making
it more useful to athletic training education
programs and candidates.
Please Note: The lists available at www.castleworldwide.com/tds_ v5/services/ ibt.htm include the full list of CASTLE testing sites; however, not every site will be available for every testing window. Once you are approved to take an exam, you will receive a web link with your notice to schedule that lists specifically which sites, dates and times are available during the testing window for which you are scheduling.
CASTLE exam locations may be viewed at this
The reference list for the BOC exam can be
found on the BOC website. The purpose of the
BOC exam reference list is to publicize the
references used by item writers to support the
creation of individual exam items for the current
exam year. All items appearing on the BOC
exam are referenced to a minimum of two
references that are generally accepted within
the field of athletic training. In addition, the
most current edition is used for the purpose of
Number of ATs certified in 2009:
(as of October 19th)
BOC Exam Scoring
2008 BOC Exam Report
Each year, the BOC publishes its annual exam
report in the Certification Update and on the BOC
website. The BOC administers the exam five
times a year (February, April, June, August and
November). The BOC exam year begins with
the April exam administration and ends with
Referencing individual exam items serves two
main purposes. The first purpose is to ensure
that the material is current, correct and easily
accessible within the profession of athletic
training. The second purpose is to begin to show
that a consensus exists regarding the content of
the exam item through the use of multiple
references per item. The exam reference list does
not endorse a specific technique and/or
particular reference; it only ensures that the
material on the exam is current, correct and
generally accepted within the profession.
Exams are scored by CASTLE Worldwide Inc., a professional testing service that specializes in certification and licensure exams. The exact point value for each question is determined as a function of the weight assigned to its content category or domain as well as the percentage of questions in that content category. Each form of the exam includes field test items that are not scored.
Scoring the BOC exam is a two-step process:
First, the candidate’s raw score is determined.
Currently, the raw score is the total number of
points that the candidate “earned” by answering