The Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) appreciates the hundreds of past and current BOC volunteers during National Volunteer Week, which runs April 21st-April 27th. The contribution of volunteers such as BOC exam item writers, committee members, board directors, the blog team and home study reviewers, is critical in developing the high professional standards expected of today’s Athletic Trainers (ATs). We are proud to have a board of 9 directors, 5 committees, over 150 home study reviewers, over 100 exam item writers and 10 bloggers who provide their valuable service.
“Volunteers are critical to the BOC achieving our mission to provide exceptional credentialing programs for healthcare professionals to assure protection of the public,” says Denise Fandel, BOC Executive Director. “We are grateful to this group of professionals who help us serve the profession and their patients.”
We recognize BOC volunteers for accomplishing the following in 2012:
- Delivered over 4,800 certification exams
- Developed over 600 new exam items for experimental testing
- Reviewed over 150 home study courses
- Validated the Global Practice Analysis
- Were honored with the BOC’s 2012 Dan Libera Service Award, with recipients including Paul DeMartinis, Jose Rivera, Michael Stanwood, Scott Street and Sue Wielgosz
National Volunteer Week 2013, Celebrate Service, honors those who dedicate themselves to taking action and bettering their communities. Sponsored by Points of Light Institute and HandsOn Network, National Volunteer Week was established in 1974. Thousands of volunteer projects and special events are scheduled throughout the week.