The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) has announced the establishment of a new award honoring its credential holders, Certificant of the Year. The award will recognize one individual per year for outstanding achievements in service, research, and outreach.

“There are many certified professionals doing amazing things in their community and professional field with limited recognition,” said BOC’s Credentialing Director Matthew Gruskin, MBA, BOCO, BOCPD. “BOC is proud to launch an official avenue to learn more about our credentialees’ great work and showcase certificant excellence!”

The BOC Certificant of the Year Award will recognize one individual in good standing in any of BOC’s six certification areas (DME specialist, mastectomy fitter, orthotic fitter, orthotist, pedorthist, or prosthetist). Nominees must 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 began accepting nominations online September 25 at Nominations will be accepted through January 10, 2020.