O&P Technician

You must be 18 years or older and meet the following requirements to be eligible to take the orthotic and/or prosthetic technician certification exam. Please refer to the Technician Candidate Guide for specific eligibility requirements.

There are two pathways for certification:

Pathway 1

Education Only

  • ​​Successfully complete a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)/National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) approved technician education program

Pathway 2

Education and Experience

  • ​​​​Education:  High school diploma, GED certificate, college transcript or World Education Service (WES) Credential Evaluation (only applicable if you received your education in a foreign country)
  • Experience: Completion of two years of technical experience in the discipline(s) of application under the supervision of a certified/licensed practitioner or ABC certified technician in that discipline(s)

We encourage you to use the  Technician 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.

Contact our Team

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Stephen Fletcher, CPO

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.

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Molly Maguire

Professional Credentialing Administrator

Primary contact for: professional ethics complaints against ABC credential holders, questions about ABC scope of practice, state licensure issues and ABC Board of Director nomination applications.

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Tabita Whilden

Certification Manager

Responsible for all administrative functions of ABC's certification programs and interfacing with outside consultants.

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Lauren Moran

Certification Candidate Coordinator

Contact for: certification program inquiries, certification application assistance and status and licensure examination inquiries.

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