If you do not see your question listed or need further assistance, please call 877.776.2200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligibility requirements for certification vary according to your certification area. Please check your program’s prerequisites for the education and work experience necessary.
Documents proving that you have met your education and experience requirements must be submitted with your application, including your:
While full payments are welcome, you are only required to submit the application fee when you apply for certification. Exam fees are due when you are ready to register for the exam(s). You will receive exam results only if you have paid the fees for your exams.
Online, secure payment is the preferred method of payment. To pay online, go to MyBOC and click on "Apply for Certification". You can also fax your credit card payment information or mail a check to BOC using the payment form.
You will receive a verification letter from BOC's certification team by email or fax. BOC will also include instructions in that letter regarding how to complete your exam(s).
The eligibility requirement changes applied only to new applicants for BOC’s Orthotist and Prosthetist certifications. Current BOC certificants are not affected. Applicants who have not fulfilled the 2012 requirements and submitted their applications by December 31, 2012 will not be “grandfathered in.”
As of January 1, 2013, an applicant for the BOC Orthotist or Prosthetist certification needs to have completed a CAAHEP-accredited O&P education program. Applicants may take their exams during the completion of an NCOPE-approved residency but will not receive their certificate until they've completed the residency.
Orthotist and prosthetist candidates have to complete a residency at an NCOPE-approved site.
For all other certifications, suggestions for obtaining patient care requirements include:
Once you have received a confirmation email from AMP that you are ready to take an exam, you can call AMP to schedule the exam at 888.519.9901 or use the exam scheduling page. You must schedule with AMP at least four business days prior to your desired test date.
There isn't one! BOC has year-round testing, so you can submit your application as soon as you are ready to take the exam.
Where do I take the exams?
Multiple Choice and Clinical Simulation Exams are given by AMP at designated H&R Block locations. A listing of test locations is located on their website. If you are unable to locate a testing center via the web, please call AMP at 913.895.4600 for the location nearest you.
When I am taking my exam, how long do I have to finish it?
Orthotist and prosthetist clinical simulation candidates are given 4 hours to finish the exam.
Orthotist and prosthetist clinical multiple choice candidates are given 3 hours to finish the exam.
Orthotic fitter multiple choice candidates are given 2 1/2 hours to finish the exam.
Pedorthist, mastectomy fitter, and DME specialist candidates are given 2 hours to finish the exam.
The Video Practical Exam (VPE) is only a requirement for those candidates seeking to become a BOC Orthotist or Prosthetist. Instructions for the BOC Orthotist VPE can be found here. Instructions for the BOC Prosthetist VPE can be found here.
Please visit BOC's payment page for a list of exams, pricing, and payment options. If you are a veteran, you may use your GI Bill benefits to pay for any one of BOC's certification examinations. For details, please visit the GI Bill page at this link, http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/.
You can sign up to take the Multiple Choice Exam and the Clinical Simulation Exam year round at the most convenient location for you. AMP offers two testing times per day; one at 9:00AM and one at 1:30PM. Some locations also offer exams at these times on Saturdays.
Visit the BOC exam preparation resources page for available study materials.
You have three years to pass the exams.
If you do not pass any portion of the written exam, you are required to wait three months before signing up to retake the exam. You can then submit the Certification Retake Application. Payment for the exam you need to retake is due in our offices before you are able to retake the exam.
You only need to retake the exam you did not pass.
You can retake an exam a maximum of five times within the three-year period, although exam fees apply every time you retake an exam.
BOC offers instant scoring for all computer-based exams. Once you complete your exam, you will receive your results immediately. (BOC does not yet offer instant scoring for candidates in Canada or Puerto Rico. If you take the exam in either of these locations, your written exam results will be sent to you by mail 48 hours after you have finished the exam.)
BOC sends Video Practical Exams (VPEs) to members of its video review team. At least two members of BOC's review team will score your VPE, and the results are returned to BOC within six to eight weeks. BOC will then mail you your VPE results, provided you have paid your exam fees in full.
You can resubmit another VPE, only re-filming the portions of the tasks you did not pass. For more details, please see the VPE Resubmission Policy.
BOC will verify you in our system, and you will receive a professional number from BOC. You will also receive a certificate and a certification welcome packet from BOC within six to eight weeks.
Go to MyBOC. Your login is the unique certificate number found in the lower right portion of your BOC certificate. Your initial password will be the last six digits of your social security number. After you log in, you will be prompted to select a new password for future use. It will then prompt you to enter your old password, which is the last six digits of your social security number. If you cannot locate your login number or if you need further assistance, please contact BOC by email at email@example.com or call 877.776.2200 or 410.581.6222, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET.
You can change any information quickly and easily by logging into your online profile. If you would like BOC to change your information, please send an email, fax, or letter requesting the change. If it is a change of name, you must also send proper documentation. BOC cannot change addresses or names over the phone.
You should renew with BOC every year by December 31, which is when your current certificate expires.
You can pay online by logging in to your account. You can also fax or email your credit card payment information to BOC or mail a check by using the BOC payment form. Please send fax payments to 410.581.6228 or mail payments to BOC, 10451 Mill Run Circle, Suite 200, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117. BOC will send a reminder that includes your renewal fee, which is also posted online on our certification fee schedule.
You will receive your certificate approximately four weeks after your payment is processed.
If you need an extension, please request one in writing. If payments are necessary, you will be labeled as an active certificant in our system with your first payment. However, you will not receive a renewed certificate until the final payment is received.
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You may have chosen to be excluded from the directory when you applied or paid for your renewal. You can change your preferences when you log in to MyBOC. However, if you become suspended due to not paying renewal fees or meeting continuing education requirements, you will be removed from the directory until you return to good standing.
Fill out BOC's Voluntary Relinquishment form. Once BOC receives it, you will be listed as “Inactive” in BOC's system. If you choose to relinquish your certification, you will have one year to change your mind, and BOC will require a $100 reactivation fee. If you decide to return to “active” status after one year of being marked as “inactive,” you will need to sit for the exam.
If it has been fewer than three years, you may contact BOC with your request to be recertified. It will be necessary for you to pay all back renewal payments, as well as a $100 reinstatement fee. If it has been more than three years, your certification has been revoked. To return to active certified status, a revoked certificant must reapply for certification and satisfy the requirements for reapplication, including a reinstatement fee of $100 and retaking all required exams.