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Certified Fitter-therapeutic shoes

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An ABC Certified Fitter-therapeutic shoes is a health care professional who is specifically educated and trained to provide non-custom therapeutic shoes and non-custom multi-density inserts. This includes patient assessment, formulation of a treatment plan, implementation of the treatment plan, follow-up and practice management.

The ABC Certified Fitter-therapeutic shoes 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 Fitter-therapeutic shoes includes:

• A high school diploma, GED or college degree
• Completion of a National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) approved therapeutic shoe fitter pre-certification education course
• Completion of 250 hours of therapeutic shoe fitting patient care experience
• Passing score on the written exam

For specific details on the eligibility criteria or scope of practice associated with the Certified Fitter-therapeutic shoes, please click on the criteria link below.

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