The Board of Certification/Accreditation International’s orthotist, prosthetist, orthotic fitter, and mastectomy fitter certification programs were recently re-accredited through 2016 by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). NCCA is a national certifying agency accrediting over 200 certification programs from more than 100 organizations.
The process of accreditation assesses the quality of an organization, its programs and services, measuring them against published standards in order to ensure the health and safety of the general public. Accreditation also assures potential candidates that the program is sound and has met widely accepted standards for assessing competence.
As part of the re-accreditation process, NCCA reviewed the programs’ policies and procedures, skills set, assessment methods, and statistical procedures for validating results. BOC is the only O&P certification organization with NCCA accreditation for all of its certification programs.
“Re-accreditation by NCCA shows that we continue to provide high quality certification programs,” noted Jan paul Miller, MA, MEd, BOC’s certification director. “This assures our certificants and other stakeholders of the continuing excellence in our credentialing programs.”
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Since 1984, The Board of Certification/Accreditation, International (BOC) has provided credentials demonstrating the competence and proficiency of O&P professionals. BOC offers NCCA-accredited certification programs in five disciplines: orthotics, prosthetics, pedorthics, orthotic fitting, and mastectomy fitting. BOC’s facility accreditation program partners with DMEPOS facilities to meet standards set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and improve business practices. BOC credentials celebrate and recognize the competence, professionalism, and safe practice environments of BOC-related practitioners and BOC-accredited facilities. For more information, please visit www.bocusa.org.