Volunteer Opportunities

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volunteerBOC offers a variety of volunteer opportunities that can broaden your outlook, improve your knowledge base, and help you move forward in your career.

As a BOC certificant, you can give back to your profession in ways that help to ensure we will grow ever stronger as an advocate for you and the patients you serve. At the same time, you’ll earn continuing education units by serving as a subject matter expert (SME).

An SME plays an essential part in BOC's ongoing examination development and maintenance processes. An SME has proficiency in his or her subject; the proficiency generally comes from education and experience. SMEs come from academic, technical, and vocational fields. They may work on different certification development- and maintenance-related committees and have slightly different duties, but the primary purpose of the SME role is to contribute to the integrity of the BOC exam development and maintenance processes.   

Test Development Committees

Job Task Analysis Committee

The Job Task Analysis (JTA) committee member actively creates the JTA for each certification type. A JTA is a systematic process for analyzing the functions and tasks performed on a job as well as the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform those tasks. 

Item Writing Committee

Under the guidance of BOC's testing vendor and the supervision of the Chief Credentialing Officer and/or Credentialing Manager, Item Writers create items (e.g. exam questions) and scenarios for BOC's certification exams.

Standard Setter

Standard Setters work under the guidance of BOC's testing vendor and the supervision of the Chief Credentialing Officer and/or Credentialing Manager to set the minimal levels of competence on assessment instruments. 

Video Reviewer Committee

Video Reviewers evaluate video practical examinations that are part of the Orthotist and Prosthetist assessment process and apply assessment rubrics to the activities performed in a candidate's video submission.

Ethics Committee

Members of the Ethics Committee review cases involving facility accreditation and individual certification, helping to resolve issues in a way that inspires confidence in our profession.

Is the opportunity right for you?

Volunteers who help to keep BOC strong are more than just appreciated. They’re recognized as vital to the continued well-being of the organization and to our profession. For that reason, BOC offers continuing education units for your participation, with the number of units offered varying by the particular volunteer opportunity. For additional information regarding the qualifications and key responsibilities, please click here

If you would like to participate as a Subject Matter Expert (SME), email info@bocusa.org and indicate which committee membership you would like to be considered for in the subject line. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

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