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BOC Enhances Certification Programs with New COVID-Sensitive Remote Proctored Testing Option

BOC Enhances Certification Programs with New COVID-Sensitive Remote Proctored Testing Option

To help DMEPOS professionals enhance their careers while social distancing, the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) announces a new remote proctored testing option. BOC certification candidates can complete their certification exams from the safety of their homes or offices beginning in early June 2020. This COVID-sensitive testing option is a joint offering from BOC and its exam delivery partner, PSI.   

BOC’s Credentialing Director Matthew Gruskin, MBA, BOCO, BOCPD, says BOC planned to add remote proctored testing as an option later in 2020, but due to the temporary closure of many testing centers as a result of COVID-19, the project was fast-tracked to meet the needs of BOC’s current and prospective customers.

“At BOC, one of our core values is customer centricity,” says Gruskin. “We want the DMEPOS community to know that completing career development goals is possible, even in our ‘new normal.’ With this option for the Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF), Certified Mastectomy Fitter (CMF) and Certified Durable Medical Equipment Specialist (CDME) exams, certification candidates can advance their careers in a COVID-sensitive way and earn credentials that support them in their goal of quality patient care.”

The addition of remote proctored testing complements BOC’s approval for 100% virtual preparatory education and demonstrates a commitment to enabling certification candidates to achieve their credentialing goals.

For more information, visit For media inquiries, please contact Judi Knott, MA, MBA, BOC’s chief strategy & marketing officer, at 

About BOC

The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), founded in 1984, offers highly valued credentials in the fields of orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) and durable medical equipment (DME). BOC offers accreditation for O&P practices, pharmacies and DME suppliers and certifications for orthotic fitters, mastectomy fitters and DME specialists. Additionally, BOC certifies 2,000 orthotists, prosthetists and pedorthists. BOC-certified practitioners and accredited suppliers are included as qualified providers and suppliers, respectively, in the Social Security Act as amended by the Benefits Improvement and Protection Act of 2000 (BIPA).

BOC has been acclaimed for award-winning innovation and customer service, earning international recognition with ten Stevie Awards. Both the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Veterans Affairs accept BOC credentials as meeting their standards. Learn more at

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