Role Delineation Study/Practice Analysis
The BOC certification program aims to establish that individuals have the knowledge and skills necessary to perform tasks critical for the safe and competent practice as an entry-level Athletic Trainer. The BOC Role Delineation/Practice Analysis (RD/PA) identifies essential knowledge and skills for the athletic training profession and serves as a blueprint for exam development. The RD/PA validates importance, criticality and relevance to practice for both broad content areas and tasks. The RD/PA is significant for content validity because it ensures that the domains of athletic training covered on the BOC exam reflect the range of practice settings throughout the US.
In general, an RD/PA is one of the methods used to identify and prioritize the critical tasks of a job or profession and the essential competencies an individual should possess to perform the required functions satisfactorily. For certification purposes, an RD/PA is used to establish a defined set of domains, tasks and associated knowledge and/or skills necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the job to the standards required for certification.
RD/PA6 is in effect as of the April 2011 examRecertification:
RD/PA6 is in effect for continuing education as of January 1, 2012
The following RD/PA6 downloads are now available online at no cost:
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to purchase the full electronic version of the RD/PA6 for $9.95 in the online resource store. This is an electronic file that will be available for download immediately upon completion of online payment. Purchasers must download and save the file using the link provided on the order completion page, as the document will not be sent via email or mail.