BOC Exam Calendars
• November 2010
• Febuary 2011
• April 2011
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
email@example.com 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
21 Things You May Not Know
About the BOC
The certification exam is offered 5 times a year in
February, April, June, August and November
There will be 5 domains of athletic training in the
RD/PA6, which will be effective for the April 2011
exam and January 1, 2012, for CE
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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 is pleased to announce 2 more versions of the BOC
Self Assessment Exams. Version 4 & 5 are now available on the
BOC website in study mode and test mode.
The BOC Exam Development Style Guide is also available for
terminology that is used on the BOC exam.
Please contact the BOC Credentialing Services Department at
Exam@bocatc.org with any questions.
BOC Exam Format
The BOC certification exam contains a combination of 175 scored
and unscored (experimental) items including:
• Stand-alone multiple-choice questions
• Stand-alone alternative items (drag and drop, text based
simulation, multi-select, hot spot, etc.)
• Focused testlets
Ì A 5-item focused testlet consists of a scenario
followed by 5 key/critical questions related to that
Ì Each focused testlet may include multiple-choice
questions and/or any of the previously described
alternative item types
Candidates have a total of 4 hours to complete the exam, and
candidates will not know which questions are experimental.