BOC Exam Calendars
• May/June 2010
• July/August 2010
• November 2010
The BOC exam is administered at CASTLE Worldwide testing
centers during 2-week testing windows. Candidates who register
and pay the $300 exam fee will receive an email from CASTLE
Worldwide 3-7 business days after the last $300 exam registration
date. Candidates who register and pay the $375 exam fee will
receive an email from CASTLE Worldwide 3-7 business days
after the last $375 exam registration date. The CASTLE email will
include a link, username and password. Candidates will utilize
this information to log in to CASTLE to schedule their exam site,
date and time.
Candidates may need to add Exam@bocatc.org and
firstname.lastname@example.org to their list of approved senders so
important messages do not get sent to their spam folder.
CASTLE has more than 250 exam sites in the US and Canada,
and the BOC exam is currently administered in the US and
What Can BOC Central™
Do For You?
Apply/register/pay for the exam
Track eligibility progress
View BOC pass/fail results and certification status
Please Note: 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.
BOC Self Assessment Exams
The BOC offers integrated self assessment exams in test or study
mode to students preparing for the BOC certification exam. ATs
may also utilize a self assessment to find their strengths and
weaknesses when deciding on their future continuing education.
In February 2010, the self assessment exams were refreshed to
match the updated exam format. Content experts who develop
the BOC certification exam wrote and reviewed the questions in
the self assessment exams, which will help to determine areas of
strength and weakness in athletic training for future study or
identify continuing education needs.
The BOC self assessment exams include 65 multiple-choice
questions, 1 focused testlet with 5 alternative item type questions
and 5 stand-alone alternative item type questions. Study mode
allows candidates to have access to the answer and reference for
each question while working through the items. Test mode allows
candidates to take the exam as a test and receive a basic report
broken down by domain.
The questions within each version in test mode are identical to
the questions within the same version in study mode. Items
appearing on the self assessment exams are representative of
the questions on the BOC certification exam. Although the content
areas of the self assessment exams are comparable to those of
the actual certification exam, the questions included in the self
assessment exams will never appear on a future certification
The self assessment exams can be accessed through the