Owings Mills, MD– A new website was launched by the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) on September 13, 2013. The launch occurred in time for the O&P World Congress, hosted by the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA), in Orlando, Florida.
The new website is the product of BOC’s commitment to providing the best possible customer service to its stakeholders. The new home page is designed so that visitors can take immediate action, and it is continuously updated with social media feeds and upcoming continuing education opportunities. BOC certificants and accredited facility owners can log in directly to MyBOC, their personal web portal, from any page on the website, making it easier for them to update their account, pay fees, print their certificates, and check their continuing education record. In addition, accreditation and certification applicants can sign up from virtually every page.
BOC’s public launch coincided with the AOPA O&P World Congress, where BOC had the opportunity to exhibit. The website was well-received there. John Kenney, MURP, BOCO, BOC Board Chair, attended the conference. He noted, “BOC continues to lead in its continuous efforts to serve the O&P and DME communities. The new website is simply another way BOC serves its facilities and certificants by making information accessible and putting the power at our fingertips.”
An additional feature of the site is a continuing education portal. Certificants can use the new portal to search for continuing education units (CEUs) by certification, location, date, or course provider. For BOC Certificants who are logged in, search criteria are entered automatically, taking them directly to courses designated for their certification type.
“Continuing education is invaluable and critical to maintaining professional competence,” said Jan paul Miller, MA, MEd, BOC Director of Certification. “The new website makes finding and registering for continuing education courses easier than ever, keeping our certificants at the top of their professions.”