BOC COF Certification Process
Successful completion of an approved entry-level education program – courses available on our continuing education listing.
Submit application with appropriate fee and required documentation, which includes proof of meeting eligibility criteria.
You will receive notification of approval to take your exam following a review of your application and eligibility requirements.
- You’ll enjoy the convenience of taking your multiple-choice test when you’re ready, without waiting for a limited-time testing window.
- You’ll get your multiple-choice exam results at the testing center immediately after you take your test—no more anxious waiting by the mailbox!
Certification will be awarded upon successful completion of this exam.
The BOC exam has been developed to ascertain your competence as an orthotic fitter. The exam has been developed in conjunction with accomplished subject matter experts and authorities in the field, as well as item writers, psychometricians, and test development professionals. Test questions and procedures are based on national job requirements as determined based on an analysis of practice conducted by BOC every five years. BOC exam preparation resources are available to assist you in preparing and studying for your examinations.
BOC offers instant scoring for all multiple-choice examinations, and BOC administers these exams year round. That means that as a BOC certification candidate:
To become a BOC COF, you must successfully complete:
BOC Exam Preparation Resources are available to assist you in preparing and studying for your exam.
Multiple Choice Examination (MCE)
The MCE assesses the knowledge base required for the profession. You’ll have three hours for completion of this segment, consisting of 100 multiple choice questions. This exam is computer-administered. The Orthotic Fitter Detailed Content Outline provides a comprehensive description of all practice areas on which you will be tested. Instructions are available to help you fully utilize the outline for exam preparation purposes. The Orthotic Fitter Detailed Content Outline and Outline Instructions and the Orthotic Fitter Detailed Content Outline and Outline Instructions (effective date: July 2013) are available here.
NOTE: From the date you submit your application, you have a total of three years to register for and successfully complete your exam.
You can view our Exam Scheduling page here.