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Nominations Open for BOC’s Certificant of the Year Award

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. (Jan. 3, 2024) – The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) is calling for nominations for its Certificant of the Year Award. The award recognizes one BOC-certified individual for outstanding achievements in service, research and outreach.

“BOC’s Certificant of the Year Award is an exceptional opportunity to celebrate the extensive skills and accomplishments of BOC-certified professionals,” says BOC’s President & CEO Judi Knott, MA, MBA, CAE. “We look forward to learning more about the remarkable contributions of our certified professionals and their influence on the broader community.”

The BOC Certificant of the Year Award distinguishes a professional in good standing in any of BOC’s six certification areas (DME Specialist, Mastectomy Fitter, Orthotic Fitter, Orthotist, Pedorthist or Prosthetist). Nominees should demonstrate exceptional service to patients, notable achievements in research, commitment to giving back to the community and/or outreach to developing countries or other underserved areas.

BOC will accept nominations online at through Monday, February 12, 2024. Nominations can be submitted for a colleague, coworker or industry professional; family member and self-nominations are not permitted.

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About BOC

Celebrating its fortieth anniversary in 2024, The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) 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. 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 eleven 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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