Frequently Asked Questions

When can I start these home study courses and how long are courses/bundle available?

All courses are listed in the BOC Approved Provider portal (P120) as Category A home study.  Depending on your purchase selection(s) your course are available for a set time frame:(1) 50+ CEU Bundle is available through this current reporting cycle - January 1 2024; (2) By selecting the upgrade provides ongoing access through the next CEU reporting cycle of December 31 2025 (when purchased)(3) Upgrade to the full 260+ CEU "Orthopedic Specialty" content library along with the OPA breakdown towards CEU home study Prof Development Path 2-- AND -- Private Member access to National Board for Certification in the Orthopedic Specialties (NBCOS) through December 31 2025 (when purchased)Have questions? Contact our ASOP CEU Support Team at

How are the textbooks available?

In an effort to keep this course package at such a reasonable price, lowest $$$ on the internet for a 50+ CEU bundle – we do NOT send you the program textbooks*.However, from inside your personalized CEU home study portal > Notifications, we provide the ISBN reference information for your convenience to purchase on Amazon, eBay etc. or a colleague may be a good resource to ask if they have this reference in their professional library ????

For example, Arnold. B., & Schilling, B. (2017). Evidence Based Practice in Sport and Exercise: A Practitioner’s Guide to Using Research. FA Davis: Phila, PA. ISBN-13: 978-0803640283 ISBN-10: 0803640285*Please note, we do provide the pdf text for the Orthopedic Casting and Splinting Course (10 CEUs)

By following the instructions on each quiz start page and initiating the course questions, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the required textbook reference(s) associated with these home study courses.

How can ASOP assist ATs in navigating a path towards "BSC-O" Specialty Certification offered by the BOC?


The Board of Certification (BOC) conducted a crosswalk analysis of our orthopedic specialty CEU selections and found that our 260+ library will assist ATs in meeting Path 2 eligibility requirements for ATs seeking the BOC Orthopedic Specialty Certification.

Why should an Athletic Trainer take this course - particularly an AT interested in orthopedic specialty credentialing?

Here’s the short answer… ITS CHEAP and BOC APPROVED – lowest $$$ on the web

The orthopedic clinical practice setting is a great opportunity for the AT and these courses map directly for Path 2 home study completion in the Orthopedic Practice Analysis (OPA) by Domain and Task.  Second, some will just recognize the “educational need and practice gap” in their professional development.  Third, irrespective of the ever-expanding body of knowledge detailing the effectiveness of evidence-based intervention by the AT, a gap often exists between what is known and what is actually incorporated into clinical practice. Lastly, continuing education by the healthcare provider has been an important mechanism to bridge the gap between research and practice in an effort to benefit the patient and overall outcomes.

Are these courses approved by the BOC?

Absolutely! ASOP (P120) is a "Tier 1" BOC Provider.

As stated above, The American Society of Orthopedic Professionals (BOC AP#: P120) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.  Feel free to search this course in the Home Study listing located on the BOC website under Candidates and search “P120”.

How did you figure out how many CEUs could be offered for each course?

ASOP's Continuing Education Committee - that's right, we have a large panel of content experts in the field who create courses!  ASOP utilizes the “Mergener Formula” as directed by BOC guidelines to create all home study courses. Rest assured, we have it calculated down to the individual word count and question number.   

You have UNLIMITED TIME and ATTEMPTS to achieve a passing score of 70%

How will I receive all my "Certificates of Completion"?

By receiving a score of 70% or better (pass point), your “Certificate of Completion” will be immediately available via download and will be sent to the email address you used to register for the home study course. 

CEU users with a good standing subscription / membership always have access to the portal to download their certificates. So whether its today, tomorrow or next year, your CEU certificates are safe inside the ASOP CEU portal!

Can you provide the course descriptions/objectives?

These courses are designed specifically for the Athletic Trainer seeking/advancing professional development in the orthopedic specialty area. Additionally, these courses serve as a valuable resource to initiate or continue the educational framework directed towards specialty practice considerations in orthopedic clinical practice.

CLICK HERE to view the objectives for each course offered in our orthopedic specialty bundle.

Why is this course so cheap? What's the catch? What if I have support questions?

We recognize these are stressful economic times – with professional travel costs escalating, we want to make it economical for any professional budget!

As an FYI, ASOP gave away for FREE our 2021 EBP course to over 6000+ Athletic Trainers during covid mandates – we are here FOR YOU!

Remember CEUs are FREE for our existing NBCOS and ASOP members in good standing.

Purchase now and finish the courses later - There are no strings attached. We want to provide you with an economically feasible option and eliminate any financial stress during these difficult times as we support your ongoing professional development needs.

ASOP has a full support team available. Have questions? Contact our ASOP CEU Support Team at

Yes, we will respond ASAP even on the weekends or evenings.

Refund / Non-Discrimination Policy

ASOP has a 100% satisfaction guarantee.  Prior to the completing any home study assessment and being awarded a certificate of completion, you may request a full refund at any time. 

Please contact the ASOP CEU Support Team as needed at or via phone (727) 394-1700 3. ASOP will process the participant's refund within 3-5 business days from the date the request is received.

ASOP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, military status, sexual orientation, or age. ASOP is committed to accessibility and nondiscrimination in all aspects of its continuing education activities.  Participants who have special needs are encouraged to contact the ASOP CEU Support Team so that all reasonable efforts to accommodate these needs can be made

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