Exam Preparation Resources
BOC is committed to your success as a health care professional. In addition to reviewing your educational materials, the following study aids can help you reach your certification goals.
BOC Certification Content Outline – developed for each certification program
Self-Assessment Examination (SAE) – online practice exams available for orthotist, prosthetist, orthotic fitter and mastectomy fitter candidates
Every five years, BOC conducts a job task analysis for each of its certification programs. Performed by a team of expert practitioners, our job task analysis provides insight into any improvements and changes that have occurred in the profession. It also ensures that our exams are both current and relevant.
Based on the job task analysis, BOC develops an outline of the schedule of tasks involved in each program. The Detailed Content Outline of each certification program is then used to formulate the candidate examinations. All questions, case simulations and demonstrations required by BOC exams are derived directly from the content outlines of each practice.
In order to prepare for your exam effectively, study the content outline for which you are a candidate:
For a sample of the types of questions posed in the exam, please refer to the Self-Assessment Examination (SAE), developed by experts in the field to help you prepare for certification. Answers are confidential, and your grade is automatically scored. After you receive the results of your SAE, you can access a variety of reports that will help you understand your grade, understand your strengths and weaknesses, and take action to improve your skills.
Additional fees apply for self-assessment exams. Exams are available for orthotist, prosthetist, orthotic fitter and mastectomy fitter preparation.
For more in-depth study preparation, you may wish to consider an in-person or online course to enhance your knowledge, skills and confidence in preparing for the BOC certification exam(s). Our Resources page provides a list of third-party organizations that offer test-preparation for BOC certification programs. Note that BOC does not endorse or sponsor third-party resources.