You are required to participate in continuing education in order to maintain your ABC credential. Your certification is time-limited and expires every five years. During that five-year period, you must earn the required number of credits for your discipline in order to maintain your certification.
Certified Orthotists and/or Prosthetists who fail to satisfy the continuing education requirement within the five-year cycle must complete 16 penalty credits in addition to the number of credits they are deficient. These credits must be earned within the following calendar year. Of the 16 penalty credits, a minimum of 8 must be Category I Science.
If you want to extend your credential from CO or CP to CPO, the certification date of your most recent credential will determine your five-year continuing education cycle. For example, if your orthotic certification was awarded in 2019 and your prosthetic certification was awarded in 2020, the effective date for your five-year cycle will be 2020.
Certified Orthotist Prosthetists who fail to satisfy the continuing education requirement within their five-year cycle must complete 20 penalty credits in addition to the number of credits they are deficient. These credits must be earned within the following calendar year. Of the 20 penalty credits, a minimum of 10 must be Category I Science.
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Director, Continuing Education
Directs all aspects of the continuing education policy development and administration, as well as education provider management and precertification course approvals.Send Brooke an email
Manager, Continuing Education
Manages all aspects of the continuing education department. Primary contact for: continuing education program inquires to include CE statements, change in status requests, certification verifications and education provider assistance.Send Erin an email
Continuing Education Coordinator
Primary contact for: all continuing education inquiriesSend Amanda an email