All providers wishing to offer continuing education to Athletic
Trainers in 2016 must complete the online BOC Approved
Provider Renewal Application. The application requires responses
to 18 questions. On the following page, you will find a view of the
application form. Below are tips for each question to help simplify
Applications are due by December 31, 2015, or at least 2-4
weeks prior to your 2016 event.
Q1: Enter or upload policies and procedures used to
develop, administer, deliver, conduct and assess the
program and participants (e.g., copyright, conflict of
If someone new were to take over your CE program, they may
wonder where to start, or they may be unaware of the 2016
Standards. For this reason, you or your successor could find
it helpful to have policies and procedures related to BOC
requirements. A great tool to help you create policies and
procedures is the 2016 BOC Approved Provider Handbook.
Q2: Enter or upload draft promotional material for the
Promotional materials can be simple. They just need to state the
following: learning objectives, intended audience, schedule or
format, fee(s), cancellation/refund policy, instructors and their
credentials, number of CEUs and any sponsors you may have.
Q3: Enter or upload draft statement of credit for
the program (e.g., certificate of attendance or
Your certificate of attendance can also be simple. It just needs
to include the title of the activity, date of event, participant’s
name, number of contact hours/CEUs, signature of the individual
Athletic Trainer Requirements for 2016-2017
As you plan ahead for Athletic Trainer continuing
education (CE) programs, keep in mind that BOC
certification maintenance requirements for ATs will
remain the same for the 2016-2017 period.
Just as with the current reporting period ending
December 31, 2015, the next period will require
Athletic Trainers to complete 50 CEUs within 2
years. Of those 50 CEUs, 10 must be from the
EBP category. All Athletic Trainers are on the
same 2-year cycle. The next reporting period ends
December 31, 2017.
Stay tuned for details on upcoming webinars for
BOC Approved Providers. The webinars will be
offered toward the end of 2015 and will highlight
new features available to providers.
Subjects include a new program directory, which will
allow providers to more easily share their programs
with Athletic Trainers, and a new and simplified
electronic application for providers who intend to
offer EBP CEUs. BOC Approved Providers will be
required to enter all programs, live and home study,
public and employee, into the program directory at
least 10 business days before their events.
Information about these webinars will be shared via
email and the BOC’s social media channels.
Connect with Peers
Coming soon, the Approved Provider Network will
be an online forum that will allow you to connect
with other BOC Approved Providers to discuss
current trends, issues and best practices in
providing continuing education programs. All BOC
Approved Providers will be invited to participate in
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