Looking back, the BOC has certified over 3,000 more Athletic Trainers from last year, making our total over 40,000 individuals who have earned the ATC® credential worldwide. We’ve added services and resources such as the Professional Development Needs Assessment (PDNA), Advertising opportunities, List of BOC Approved Providers and Professional Responsibility Modules.
We’ve updated the look of the BOC logo and the BOC Approved Provider logo as well as the look of other communications. We are excited to get our website refreshed later this year. We enjoyed attending and meeting everyone at the 63rd Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO. We are pleased to see that Hawaii now has registration!
Thank you to our fantastic volunteers from our various groups: BOC Board of Directors, Home Study Reviewers, Exam Development, Nominating, Professional Practice & Discipline, Standards Committee, the Task Forces on Continuing Professional Education and AT Regulatory Conference and the Continuing Professional Development Working Group. These volunteers accomplished the following before we turned 23:
- Reaccreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) until 2015
- Delivery of over 5,000 certification exams
- Recertification of over 10,000 ATs
- Continued development of over 800 new exam items for experimental testing
- Review of over 100 home study courses
We look forward to the next year, a new journey with you. What are your birthday wishes for the AT profession this year?
Written By: Brittney Ryba