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Self-Assessment Exam Can Help Identify the Right CE Program for You

By Cherie Trimberger

Communications Coordinator

The holidays, the New Year’s Eve ball drop and the BOC’s reporting period deadline are fast approaching.  The current BOC reporting period ends December 31, 2015.  Have you selected your continuing education (CE) programs yet?

When making decisions on what CE to take, practical concerns regarding cost and location are often the first things that come to mind.  Although those factors may be important, you might be missing the big picture when making educational decisions affecting your certification.

As an Athletic Trainer (AT), CE programs are an important part of keeping you at the top of your game.  Through CE programs, you’re given the opportunity to learn new things, keep current on industry changes and sharpen your skills.

Sometimes it can be difficult to determine what program topic would truly benefit you in your practice.   If you are currently struggling with what CE program would be a right fit for you, consider taking the BOC online self-assessment exam.

On the BOC website, self-assessment exams are available to ATs seeking an assessment of their CE needs.  Content experts who develop the BOC exam created the questions within the self-assessment exams.  These exams will assist in determining potential areas of strength and weakness in athletic training to help you identify your CE needs.

The BOC offers self-assessment exams in study and exam modes.  Each self-assessment exam includes 75 questions that are representative of the question types on the BOC exam, including multiple-choice, multi-select, drag-and-drop, hot-spot and focused testlets.

When you are ready to take a self-assessment exam, simply create a User Account, purchase the exam and begin testing.  To take a self-assessment exam now, follow this link https://sae.bocatc.org/.

The self-assessment exams are available via the internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will have 365 days from the purchase date to complete a self-assessment exam once you have paid for an exam.

Determining your strengths and weaknesses is important for you to get the most out of your education.  Make your BOC recertification count by ensuring your CE program is in line with topics that will benefit you in the long run