You must be 18 years or older and meet the following requirements to be eligible to take the orthotic and/or prosthetic assistant exam. Please refer to the Assistant Candidate Guide for specific eligibility requirements. There are three pathways to certification:
There are two experience pathways for eligibility. For either, you must have:
For those who currently hold a nationally recognized certification in a related allied health profession (e.g., Medical Assistant, Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapist/PTA, Occupational Therapist/OTA).
Please reference the Scope of Practice for more information on Direct Supervision.
We encourage you to use the Orthotic Assistant Exam Candidate Self-Assessment Checklist or the Prosthetic Assistant Exam Candidate Self-Assessment Checklist as a tool to guide you through your work experience and to make sure that you are getting the type and amount of experience in each area that the profession expects.
Director, Professional Credentialing
Directs ABC’s Professional Ethics, Certification, Scope of Practice and Government Relations programs. Manages all ABC’s certification exam development and administration activities. Facilitates coordination of professional/clinical issues across all ABC programs, including state licensure.Send Stephen an email
Responsible for all administrative functions of ABC's certification programs and interfacing with outside consultants.Send Tabita an email
Certification Candidate Coordinator
Contact for: certification program inquiries, certification application assistance and status and licensure examination inquiries.Send Lauren an email
Certification Program Coordinator
Primary contact for: general certification and application inquiries and state licensure verification requestsSend Meg an email