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Certified Prosthetic-Orthotic Technician

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An ABC Certified Prosthetic-Orthotic Technician is an individual trained and qualified to assist an ABC credentialed individual by providing technical support. ABC Certified Prosthetic-Orthotic Technicians may not use their credentials as independent providers of patient care.

The Certified Prosthetic-Orthotic Technician fabricates, repairs and maintains orthoses and/or prostheses, is proficient with current fabricating techniques, familiar with material properties and skilled in the use of appropriate equipment.

The ABC Certified Prosthetic-Orthotic Technician 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 Prosthetic-Orthotic Technician includes:
• Successful completion of a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)/National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) approved technician education program
• A high school diploma, GED or a college degree
• Two years of technical experience in the discipline under the supervision of an ABC Certified Practitioner or ABC Certified Technician in the specific discipline

For specific details on the eligibility criteria or scope of practice associated with the Certified Prosthetic-Orthotic Technician, please click the criteria link below:

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