How Does the BOC Compare to Other
The tables below show BOC data for 2008 in relation to
organizations of comparable size and revenue ($2.5-$5M).
Table 1 – Programs and Fees
Number of Certificate Holders
Number of New Certificate Holders Annually
Recertification and Retention Rate
Certification Exam Fees
Table 2 – Operations
Exam Fees as of Total Revenue
Recertification Fees as of Total Revenue
Gross Profit Margin
Additionally, the exam is also tied to the Role Delineation Study,
also known as the “Practice Analysis” for the profession of athletic
training that is updated every five years.
While uniform language is not currently in all of the regulatory
practice acts, the exam has been a constant force that has
allowed states to recognize the practice of athletic training. Efforts
continue to attain legislation in all 50 states, and the BOC will
continue to provide resources to assist in this endeavor. Once
there is regulation in all of the states, the BOC can then look to
the future where the exam becomes a national licensing exam
with the potential of reciprocity from state to state attributed to
uniform regulation – something we all need to work toward.
In the next Certification Update, my letter will address how the
BOC defends the AT, protects the ATC® credential and works with
state regulatory agencies to protect the public.
Peter Koehneke, MS, ATC