*Late Applications: Any application submitted up to 14 days after the application deadline will be subject to a late fee.
Annual Renewal Fee (required once certification is awarded): $330
Prorated for your first year. Due December 1st.
|Exam Cycle||Application Deadline||Residency Deadline*|
|April 3-15, 2023||February 1, 2023||March 1, 2023|
|June 5-17, 2023||April 1, 2023||May 1, 2023|
|July 31 - August 12, 2023||June 1, 2023||July 1, 2023|
|October 2-14, 2023||August 1, 2023||September 1, 2023|
|December 4-16, 2023||October 1, 2023||November 1, 2023|
|February 5-17, 2024||December 1, 2023||January 1, 2024|
|April 1-13, 2024||February 1, 2024||March 1, 2024|
Exam Locations: The exams are offered at 350+ locations nationwide. Check out the testing locations in your area.
Important Reminder: Practitioner candidates may apply for the combined discipline written multiple choice exam immediately after graduation; however, you must complete your residency in the relevant discipline by the residency deadline to be eligible for the simulation and CPM exams.
|Spring 2023 Exam Dates||Application Deadline||Residency Deadline|
|Prosthetics: May 16-18, 2023||March 1, 2023||April 1, 2023|
|Testing Accommodations for O & P May 19, 2023||March 1, 2023||April 1, 2023|
|Orthotics: May 20-22, 2023||March 1, 2023||April 1, 2023|
|Fall 2023 Exam Dates||Application Deadline||Residency Deadline|
|Orthotics: September 24-26, 2023||July 1, 2023||August 1, 2023|
|Testing Accommodations for O & P September 27, 2023||July 1, 2023||August 1, 2023|
|Prosthetics: September 28-30, 2023||July 1, 2023||August 1, 2023|
|Winter 2024 Exam Dates||Application Deadline||Residency Deadline|
|Prosthetics: January 8-10, 2024||November 1, 2023||December 1, 2023|
|Testing Accommodations for O & P January 11, 2024||November 1, 2023||December 1, 2023|
|Prosthetics: January 12-14, 2024||November 1, 2023||December 1, 2023|
Exam Location: The CPM exams are held at the ABC Testing Center in Tampa, FL. All CPM exam dates are tentative. Do not make travel arrangements until ABC has notified you of the day and time of your exam.
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