Emeritus Status

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The work that BOC certificants do is important and worthy of recognition. The BOC Board of Directors has created "Emeritus status" for inactive BOC certificants in good standing who are no longer practicing in the field and have been certified with BOC for a minimum of fifteen continuous years. Candidates for Emeritus status may be on the verge of retirement, already retired, or currently practicing in other fields.

Candidates may be self-nominated or nominated by another BOC certificant. If you are interested in nominating another BOC certificant, please let the nominee know before sending in the Emeritus status nomination.

Nomination Process

If you would like to obtain Emeritus status for yourself, please click here to email your nomination to the Certification team.

If you would like to nominate another BOC certificant (past or present) for Emeritus status, please click here to email your nomination to the Certification team.

Once a nomination is received and verified by the Certification staff, the Emeritus elect will receive a special Emeritus certificate, an Emeritus pin, and a letter from BOC’s President & CEO. The individual also will be listed as an Emeritus certificant on our website. Emeritus certificants do not pay renewal fees.

Do you have questions about Emeritus status?

View a full list of frequently asked questions (FAQs). If you do not see your question listed or need further assistance, please call 877.776.2200 or email cert@bocusa.org.

Note: Emeritus status is granted only to those qualified former BOC certificants who have relinquished all BOC certifications and who are no longer practicing in the field. Emeritus status is not awarded in lieu of a BOC certification and Emeritus status should not be construed as certification for continued practice. An Emeritus certificant who wishes to return to active status must follow the normal procedures for reinstatement in BOC's Recertification Policy under "Retired status."

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