Continuing Education FAQs

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How do I submit my continuing education units (CEUs) to BOC?

How do I log in to my MyBOC account?

How can I find out which courses qualify for CEUs?

How can I find out how many CEUs I have confirmed with BOC?

What should I do if I have missing CEUs?

What are Scientific and Business credits?

What are the CEU requirements?

What if I have more than one BOC certification? Do I have to meet CEU requirements for both?


 

How do I submit my continuing education units (CEUs) to BOC?

You can submit your CEUs online through MyBOC, your personal web portal. Once you have logged in to your account, scroll down to "CEUs" and press "Click here to add new CEUs." Enter the course date, title, provider, category, and number of credits awarded in the provided fields. BOC staff will conduct random audits of CEU documentation. Certificants should retain the records that verify their completion of CEUs submitted online through the end of each five-year cycle; the current cycle ends December 31, 2019.

To qualify for CEUs, the continuing education activity must be related to treatment methods, technologies, devices or developments in your field; business or ethical issues related to maintaining a professional practice; or other subjects directly relevant to providing professional service to your patient population.

For more details, please review pages four through six of our Recertification Policy.

How do I log in to my MyBOC account?

Go to MyBOC. Your login name is the unique professional number that begins with a “C” and can be found on your BOC certificate.  Your initial password will be the last six digits of your social security number.  After you log in the first time 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 professional number or if we may be of further assistance, please contact us by email at cert@bocusa.org or call 877.776.2200 or 410.581.6222, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST.

How can I find out which courses qualify for CEUs?

View current BOC Approved CE Opportunities.

BOC accepts non-pre-approved CEUs for courses and events involving content within your field of practice. To receive credit from BOC for these courses and/or events, please submit by fax, email or mail documentation regarding the name and date of the course, proof of your attendance, and how many CEUs should be awarded. Documentation may be submitted by email to ce@bocusa.org, faxed to 410.753.8809, or sent to our mailing address, attention “Continuing Education.” CEUs for non-pre-approved courses are subject to BOC review and approval. Please review pages four through six of our Recertification Policy for more details.

How can I find out how many CEUs I have confirmed with BOC?

Your CEU record is available on your account, accessible by logging in to MyBOC. Once you are logged in, click on “CEUs” on the left navigation pane. The CEU record will default to show you the CEUs you have earned in the current cycle, plus how many CEUs are needed to fulfill your CE Cycle requirements. You can also view your previous CEU records from older CE Cycles, if applicable.

If you are having trouble logging into your account, our certification team can help you with your login name and/or password. Please call 877.776.2200 to speak with a certification coordinator.

What should I do if I have missing CEUs?

If you do not see all of your earned CEUs reflected online, please submit your course or event documentation, including your course certificate and/or proof of attendance. Documentation may be submitted by email to ce@bocusa.org, faxed to 410.753.8809, or sent to our mailing address, attention “Continuing Education.” For more information, see details on pages four through six of our Recertification Policy.

What are Scientific and Business credits?

Scientific credit hours are qualifying activities related to the scientific, professional and/or technical aspects of your certified field of study. A minimum of 80% of your total CEUs are required to be Scientific credit hours.

Business credit hours are qualifying activities related to business management in your certified field of study. A maximum of 20% of your total CEUs can be Business credit hours.

What are the CEU requirements?

CEU requirements run on a five-year cycle. The current cycle runs from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2019. If you were certified as of December 31, 2014, the following credit amounts are required to be completed and verified by the end of the current CE Cycle:

 

Certification Program

Total (min)

Scientific (min)

Business (max)

Carry-over Allowance*

BOCO® 

75

60

15

15

BOCP®

75

60

15

15

BOCPD™

55

44

11

11

COF®

40

32

8

8

CMF®

10

8

2

2

CDME

10

8

2

2

*Certificants who earn more CEUs than they need may carry over a limited number of CEUs into the next cycle.

If you become certified during the 2015-2019 cycle, you are not required to fulfill the total credit requirements for the five-year cycle. Please review the following table for your requirements, which vary according to certification year.

 

Certification Program

Before 2015

During
2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

BOCO® 

75

60

45

30

15

n/a

BOCP®

75

60

45

30

15

n/a

BOCPD™

55

44

33

22

11

n/a

COF®

40

32

24

16

8

n/a

CMF®

10

8

6

4

2

n/a

CDME

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

2

n/a

What if I have more than one BOC certification? Do I have to meet CEU requirements for both?

BOC certificants with multiple certifications only have to meet the CEU requirements for the certification with the highest total. For example, an individual who is certified as an orthotist and a mastectomy fitter would have to meet the CEU requirements for an orthotist, which is 75 CEUs over a five-year cycle.


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