Any individual or group of individuals may petition the BOC Specialty Council to recognize a specific area of athletic training practice as a specialty. Petitioners are encouraged to communicate with all individuals in the proposed specialty area who may have an interest in filing a similar petition, to consolidate resources and coordinate information so that one complete and comprehensive petition is submitted for a proposed specialty. Detailed instructions on submitting a petition for an Athletic Trainer specialty are available in the “BOC Specialty Petitioner’s Guide” below.
The petitioner is responsible for all costs associated with the development of the petition, unless other approved arrangements have been made by the Specialty Council. The non-refundable fee must accompany the submission of a petition.
Non-refundable petition fee: $5,000
Checks can be made payable to the BOC or contact the BOC office directly to pay by credit card. The fee does not include the expenses associated with the petitioner appearing at interviews or open hearings. Should the petition be approved, the petitioner may be responsible for assisting in securing the funding needed for the practice analysis.
Q: Are practitioners part of the BOC Specialty Council? A: As the orthopedics specialty certification is launched in 2021, we would like to see practitioners who have earned the specialty certification join the BOC Specialty Council as positions become available.
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