Orthotist & Prosthetist

​You must be 18 years or older and meet the following requirements to be eligible to take the practitioner exams. Please refer to the Practitioner Candidate Guide for specific eligibility requirements.


Graduates of an orthotics and prosthetics master’s degree program are eligible to take the Combined O&P Written Multiple Choice Exam prior to starting a clinical residency. 

Clinical Residency

To become eligible to take the single discipline Simulation and CPM certification exams, you must meet the above education requirements and following residency requirements: 

One of the most important parts of your preparation your practitioner certification exams is your NCOPE accredited residency. The competency assessments that are a part of your residency are a good gauge of your knowledge and skills in a particular practice area. Check out the NCOPE Residency Standards for more information on the types of devices  residents are required to have experienced. 

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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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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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Meg Hayes

Certification Program Coordinator

Primary contact for: general certification and application inquiries and state licensure verification requests

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