The BOC Approved Provider Program
Continuing education (CE) is an essential component of continuing professional development for health care providers. Participation in the BOC Approved Provider Program is a mark of CE programs that are planned, implemented and evaluated by BOC Approved Providers in accordance with the "BOC Approved Provider Maintenance Requirements." BOC approval assures the public that such programs provide Athletic Trainers (ATs) with information that can advance their knowledge, skills and abilities in patient care.
The BOC is the organization that sets educational standards for CE programs and monitors BOC Approved Providers’ adherence to those standards. The BOC approves organizations, not individual programs. Organizations that are not approved may enter into joint providership with an approved organization to offer BOC CE to ATs.
The BOC has several expectations of those who apply to participate in the BOC Approved Provider Program:
- Eligible organizations that wish to participate in the BOC Approved Provider Program should be prepared to provide program materials for a future CE program that demonstrates compliance with the "BOC Approved Provider Maintenance Requirements"
- BOC Approved Providers must monitor all CE programs for compliance with the "BOC Approved Provider Maintenance Requirements"
- Annual renewal is required to maintain elite BOC Approved Provider status and continue to provide CE to ATs. Renewal consists of an annual renewal fee and annual report
The application process is an opportunity for each organization to demonstrate that its practice of CE is in compliance with the "BOC Approved Provider Maintenance Requirements." The organization must be developing and/or presenting a future CE program for Athletic Trainers.
The application process takes 1-2 months; the application fee is $300. To begin and support your process, please review the requirements and expectations.