NATA-BOC Practice Test

In order to receive certification, an individual must complete a CAATE accredited athletic training education program. The program director of the CAATE accredited education program must confirm that the individual is eligible to sit for the exam. The exam can be taken during the final semester prior to graduation.


How do I register to take the exam?

The registration process begins by creating a profile with BOC Central™ which is found on the website of the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer. Once registration is received and approved, the individual will receive a Notice to Schedule email with instructions to schedule the exam.

What is the cost of the exam?

A one-time application fee is required. The application fee for NATA members is $35. The fee for non-NATA members is $60. Once the application is approved, an exam fee for first-time candidates and retake candidates is $330.

Where do I take the exam?

All NATA-BOC exams are administered by Castle Worldwide testing centers. Testing centers are located at various cities throughout the United States. At the time of registration, the candidate will select the date, time, and location of their exam.

How many questions are on the exam and what format is used for the questions?

The computer-administered NATA-BOC exam consists of 175 questions in various formats. Some questions will instruct you to choose a single correct answer, other questions will ask you to select all correct options, and some questions may require you to drag and drop answers. Some questions will consist of a given scenario followed by 5 questions related to that scenario. Individuals should read each question carefully to understand the instructions for that particular question.

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How much time will I have to complete the exam?

The exam must be completed within 4 hours.

What content is found on the NATA-BOC exam?

Questions on the exam fall into one of the 5 established content domains:

  • Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion 19.8%
  • Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis 24.3%
  • Immediate and Emergency Care 15.5%
  • Therapeutic Intervention 27.4%
  • Healthcare Administration and Professional Responsibility 13%

How is the exam scored?

The exam is scored by Castle Worldwide. Each exam includes some experimental questions which are not scored; however, these questions are not distinguished from the actual test questions, so all questions should be answered. Partial credit is given for correct answers to questions with multiple correct answers. The minimum passing score is 500 on a scale from 200 to 800.

When will I receive my score?

Individuals will receive an email when test results are posted on the BOC website. You may log in to your BOC Central™ profile to receive your Pass/Fail score. Exam scores are not posted.

What if I do not achieve a passing score?

If a passing score is not achieved, the individual may schedule a retake on BOC Central™. Another application fee is not required to retake the exam, but the exam fee is required. Individuals who fail the exam should register for the next available exam window.

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