Important Links for Program Directors
Easy Steps for Online Exam Application Approval,
Registration and Payment - This link includes registration and
payment instructions on applying, registering and paying for the
Candidate Handbook - Updated BOC exam policies and
procedures will be available January 2011.
Exam Item Development & Scoring - The development of a
credentialing exam such as the BOC exam is a complex process
involving many subject matter experts. Understanding the
process can lead to improved performance on the exam.
Exam Calendar - The exam calendar provides application,
registration and scheduling dates for the upcoming exam year.
Exam References - This is a list of references used for current
Sample Exam Questions - These sample exam items familiarize
candidates with the look and feel of the computer interface and its
Self Assessment Exams - Five different versions of the Self
Assessment Exams are available via the internet 24 hours a day,
7 days a week. Program Directors can purchase Self Assessment
Exams in bulk batches at a discounted rate by contacting Stacy
Arrington at StacyA@bocatc.org.
Cognitive Theory Behind BOC Exam Development - This
PowerPoint illustrates how Bloom’s Taxonomy and cognitive
theory is used to develop the BOC exam.
Exam Item Development - This PowerPoint illustrates how the
BOC exam is developed.
Role Delineation Study/Practice Analysis - The BOC Role
Delineation/Practice Analysis (RD/PA) identifies essential
knowledge and skills for the athletic training profession and
serves as a blueprint for exam development.
Role Delineation NATA Competencies Crosswalk - This
document takes the current RD/PA and illustrates its correlation
with the current educational competencies document.
Statistics Primer - This is an explanation and interpretation of
statistics gathered for each item.
BOC Style Guide - This provides the common style and
terminology used to create BOC exam items.
The BOC website is a great resource for BOC exam and
certification related questions. Please contact the BOC office at
StacyA@bocatc.org or call (877) 262-3926 ext. 113 if you have
comments, questions or concerns regarding the exam or
suggestions on how we can improve BOC services.