An ABC Certified Pedorthist is a health care professional who is specifically educated and trained to manage comprehensive pedorthic patient care. This includes patient assessment, formulation of a treatment plan, implementation of the treatment plan, follow-up and practice management. ABC Certified Pedorthist’s fit, fabricate, adjust or modify pedorthic devices for the prevention or amelioration of painful and/or disabling conditions of the foot and ankle.
The ABC Certified Pedorthist is bound by the ABC Code of Professional Responsibility which is enforced by a Professional Discipline program.
The time limited certification expires if the certificate holder does not comply with Continuing Education requirements.
Criteria to earn this badge
Current eligibility criteria for the ABC Certified Pedorthist includes:
• A high school diploma, GED or college degree
• Completion of a National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) approved pedorthic pre-certification education course
• Completion of 1,000 hours of pedorthic patient care experience
For specific details on the eligibility criteria or scope of practice associated with the Certified Pedorthist, please click on the criteria link below.