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2020-2021 Recertification Checklist: Be Prepared Before You Report

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As you prepare to report your 2020-2021 continuing education (CE) requirements, review the checklist below to avoid common mistakes before you submit.

NEW BOC PROFILE

  • Log into your BOC profile and confirm that your information is accurate.
  • Familiarize yourself with the enhanced features including the new dashboard and reporting form.

DUE DATE

  • All continuing education units (CEUs) must be earned within the specified date parameters of the CE reporting period. Extra CEUs earned cannot be rolled over to the next reporting period.
  • ATs who report CEUs after 11:59 p.m. CST on Dec. 31, 2021-Feb. 28, 2022, (reactivation) will be audited.

2021 CERTIFICATION MAINTENANCE FEES

  • Reminder, the option to bundle your 2021 BOC maintenance fee and National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) membership dues ended June 30, 2021. If you did not bundle prior to June 30, you will pay the fee in your BOC profile.

EMERGENCY CARDIAC CARE (ECC)

  • Report and upload all ECC documentation to show compliance during the entire reporting period. This may include expired cards.
  • Current ECC certification and uploaded documentation is required to be able to submit your reporting form.
  • Report ECC certification at a BLS/Pro-Rescuer level that includes adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), pediatric CPR, second rescuer CPR, automated external defibrillators, airway obstruction, barrier devices (e.g., pocket mask, bag valve mask) and demonstrated skills (online ECC courses are acceptable if skills are demonstrated and tested in person by a qualified instructor. The in-person test can include video technology).
  • ECC certification is required, however; CEUs are NOT awarded.

EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE (EBP) CATEGORY

REQUIRED Minimum - 10 CEUs if 50 CEUs due; 5 CEUs if 25 CEUs due

  • As a reminder, EBP is still a requirement for the current certification period. (Beginning in the 2022-2023 recertification period, BOC Approved Providers will be incorporating EBP principles into all Category A programs.)
  • Programs having the word “evidence” or “evidence-based practice” in the title are not necessarily BOC approved EBP programs. Prior to taking the program, look it up in the BOC program directory to confirm the program has been approved by the BOC for EBP CEUs.
  • When entering the program for CE credit, utilize the Quick Entry tool. If the program doesn’t appear on the list, it likely was not approved by the BOC for EBP CEUs.
  • All BOC approved EBP programs should be reported in the EBP Category. There is a minimum requirement for the EBP Category, but not a maximum. All CEUs can be earned in the EBP Category, if desired.

CATEGORY A

Maximum - 40 CEUs if 50 CEUs due; 20 CEUs if 25 CEUs due

  • Prior to taking a program, look it up in the BOC program directory to confirm the program has been approved by the BOC for Category A CEUs.
  • When entering the program for CE credit, utilize the Quick Entry tool. If the program doesn’t appear on the list, it likely was not approved by the BOC for Category A CEUs.

CATEGORY B

Maximum - 33 CEUs if 50 CEUs due; 17 CEUs if 25 CEUs due

  • Teaching high school, college or university courses are NOT eligible for CEUs.
  • CEUs can be earned for speaking when the audience is comprised of health care professionals (i.e., AT, MD, PA, RN, PT, etc.).
  • CEUs can be earned for serving as a preceptor for a Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)-accredited athletic training program.

CATEGORY C

Maximum - 40 CEUs if 50 CEUs due; 20 CEUs if 25 CEUs due

  • CEUs can be awarded for successful completion of college/university courses.
  • All CE content must fall within the domains of athletic training as outlined in the “Practice Analysis, 7th Edition” (PA7).

CATEGORY D

Maximum - 28 CEUs if 50 CEUs due; 14 CEUs if 25 CEUs due

  • Surgery observation that includes an educational component with objectives can be awarded CEUs.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), specifically the content learned beyond basic life support which typically accounts for about half the course.
  • All CE content must fall within the domains of athletic training as outlined in the PA7.

The article was originally published in the "2021 winter Cert Update" newsletter.

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