These documents are referenced throughout the site. We have grouped them into the following categories for your convenience.
Practice Details for Certification Programs:
Professionals who are certified are eligible to practice within the scope of their respective certifications. Each certification program has a corresponding scope of practice, which provides an overview of the services that certified professionals can perform.
Orthotic Fitter Scope of Practice (effective date: July 2013)
Candidates who are not currently certified complete and submit the following documents.
Multiple Choice Examination Content Outlines and Instructions:
- Orthotic Fitter Detailed Content Outline and Outline Instructions
- Orthotic Fitter Detailed Content Outline and Outline Instructions (effective date: July 2013)
Video Practical Examination Documents:
Applicants seeking Orthotist and/or Prosthetist certification need to complete a Video Practical Examination. The instructions detail the procedures to be performed and recorded. The forms to be submitted with the VPE provide documentation that a candidate has ethically completed the exam.
Certified professionals are responsible for upholding the BOC Code of Ethics. A Charge Statement may be filed against a BOC-certified individual for failure to uphold the Code of Ethics, and the Case Procedures are available for review.
For a BOC-certified professional to maintain certification, he/she is responsible for upholding the requirements of the Recertification Policy. Forms are available for a professional who decides to pause or cease practicing.
Candidates who are currently certified in any of our programs by another certifying body can complete and submit the following application. For more information on eligibility, review the Reciprocity Policy.
BOC Certification Program Policies
Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Policy
BOC upholds the privacy rights of candidates and certified professionals through this policy.
Test Development Policy
A brief description of BOC’s test development procedure is provided.
Video Practical Examination Resubmission Policy
An orthotist and/or prosthetist candidate who does not pass the Video Practical Examination can resubmit according to the policy herein.
Candidates or certified practitioners wishing to appeal a decision may do so using the following documentation.
CE Provider Approval Forms:
Continuing education providers who would like to have their courses BOC Approved may apply using the following forms.
COF & CMF Provider Approval Forms:
Entry-level course providers who would like to have their courses BOC Approved may apply using the following forms.
CE Submission Forms for Certified Practitioners:
For courses and activities not pre-approved by BOC, certificants may apply to be awarded continuing education units by submitting one of the following documents.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are applying for accreditation to become a CMS-approved DMEPOS supplier, facility accreditation is one part of a bigger process. BOC is here to help with your accreditation, but it is ultimately your responsibility to make sure that your facility a) meets accreditation standards, and b) follows all CMS requirements for DMEPOS suppliers. For more information, visit the Medicare Provider-Supplier Enrollment page. You will need to submit the Medicare Enrollment Application.
BOC Accreditation Standards Guide
The BOC Standards, which encompass CMS Quality and Supplier Standards, explain what is required for a facility to be in compliance with and meet accreditation requirements.
CMS DMEPOS Supplier Standards
The Code of Federal Regulations details the DMEPOS Supplier Standards. A condensed version of the DMEPOS supplier standards is also available. The application, or CMS Form 855S, is required to be completed for a facility to be issued a PTAN number from CMS – which a facility acquires after their facility becomes accredited. During accreditation, the facility site survey may include verification that the supplier is in compliance with these standards.
CMS DMEPOS Quality Standards
To become accredited, a facility is required to be in compliance with the CMS Quality Standards, available on the CMS Supplier Enrollment website.
DMEPOS Product Category Personnel Requirements
The product category checklist is included in the facility accreditation application. The requirements are also available separately for facilities who wish to review the list independently from completing the application.
Facility Accreditation Consultants
The following accreditation consultants may be of assistance to BOC Facility Accreditation applicants. These consultants have demonstrated excellent knowledge of CMS Quality and Supplier Standards, in addition to BOC standards, resulting in satisfactory accreditation decisions for their clients.
Disclaimer: BOC offers contact information for consultants as a resource only. Any written and/or verbal agreements made are between the supplier and consultant only. The use of one of these listed consultants does not guarantee a satisfactory BOC accreditation decision.
BOC Site Survey Checklists
The BOC site survey checklist allows you to prepare for your survey by making sure you meet the listed requirements. The BOC mastectomy boutique checklist helps mastectomy boutiques prepare for their unique requirements. You can print the documents out and check items off or simply download the document to your computer for reference.
Applying for BOC Facility Accreditation:
If it is your first time becoming accredited, use this application.
If you are currently accredited with another organization but would like to learn about becoming accredited with BOC, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or use this form to get the process started: Reassignment of Accreditation
Facilities are required to apply for reaccreditation and be surveyed every three years.
If an accredited facility experiences any of the following changes, an application is required and an additional site survey may be necessary.
BOC Model Licensure Act
In addition to providing definitions and scopes of practice, BOC's model gives legislators a framework for establishing practice standards, examinations, fees, penalties, license renewal and restoration procedures, continuing education requirements, sanctions if needed, a board to oversee the licensure process, and other aspects of regulation.
The BOC Payment Form offers an alternative, expedited payment method that may be preferable to shipping or mailing payment forms for prospective and current certificants and accreditation contacts without login credentials.
If you have at least two years experience as a BOC-certified practitioner, BOC offers a variety of volunteer opportunities that can broaden your professional outlook, improve your knowledge base and even help you move forward in your career. Volunteers who help to keep BOC strong are more than just appreciated. They’re recognized as vital to the continued well-being of the organization and to our profession. For that reason, BOC offers continuing education credits for your participation, with the number of credits offered varying by the particular opportunity.