For example, a student who was supposed to graduate in May of 2014, but instead graduated in May of 2015 and took the
BOC exam in April of 2015, would be counted with the 2013-14 cohort in eAccreditation (because that was their admission
cohort) and would be listed in the BOC Individual School report as taking the exam in 2015.
Q. When are student results updated in eAccreditation?
A. The BOC exam is offered 5 times each year, and results are uploaded to eAcccreditation approximately 6 weeks following
each exam window.
Q. When are program pass rates updated on the CAATE website?
A. The 3-year aggregate program data are updated once annually, each November/December after receiving the November
results from the BOC. This ensures that most of the students from a cohort have taken the exam and the results are as
complete as possible for the year.
Q. I have a student who graduated in 2008 and now wants to sit for the BOC exam. How will that impact my pass
A. The CAATE only calculates the 3-year aggregate with graduates of the most recent 3 years. The student who graduated in
2008 would NOT be included in the 3-year aggregate calculation.
Q. Does a Program Director have to approve a student to sit for the BOC exam if they don’t think the student
will do well on the BOC exam or if the student didn’t complete a program requirement, in order to help with the
program pass rate?
A. When a student completes Step 1 of the BOC exam application, the Program Director is ONLY confirming the student is
currently registered or enrolled in their final semester/quarter prior to graduation or has already graduated.
Once a student has graduated from an accredited program with a degree in athletic training, the institution has determined that
student has met all requirements for graduation; therefore, the student is eligible to sit for the BOC exam.
If the Program Director refuses to confirm the student to sit for the BOC exam because they don’t think the student will do
well or if the student didn’t complete a program requirement, the student may contact the BOC directly. The student may mail
an official transcript with degree and date of degree posted in a university-sealed envelope along with a written request for
the BOC to confirm Step 1 of the application. The BOC will review the official transcript to confirm graduation from a CAATE
accredited program and approve Step 1 of the exam application without the Program Director verifying that the student was/is
in the program.
Please contact the CAATE office with other questions regarding the BOC pass rate calculation for programs. Email inquiries to
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 512-733-9700. The CAATE staff will be happy to assist.