OWINGS MILLS, Md. (September 27, 2019)—The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) announced the establishment of a new award honoring its valued 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,” explains 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 distinguish 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 will accept nominations online beginning Sept. 25, 2019 here. Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 10, 2020.