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Practitioner Residency & Certification Exam Changes on the Horizon

ABC and NCOPE are working to advance the process of becoming a CPO by transitioning to new residency standards and certification exams that require both disciplines.

Congratulations 2024 ABC O&P Student Scholarship Recipients!

In proud partnership with The Foundation, we are pleased to recognize and congratulate the recipients of the 2024 ABC Orthotist & Prosthetist Scholarship and Scholarship for O&P Diversity.

Jessica Smit Selected for ABC Resident Travel Award

ABC, in partnership with The Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research, would like to congratulate Jessica Smit, CPO, as the recipient of the 2024 ABC Resident Travel Award.

ABC Provides Pedorthic Pre-Certification Course Approval

The ABC Board of Directors recently took action to create a pathway for future pedorthists to receive approved education and pursue a career in pedorthics.

ABC Congratulates Inaugural O&P Tech Scholarship Recipients

In partnership with The Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research, we take great pride in congratulating the recipients of the inaugural 2023 ABC O&P Technician Scholarships and Scholarships for O&P Technician Diversity.

ABC Congratulates 2023 Student Poster Prize Recipients

The Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research (The Foundation) and the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) are proud to announce the recipients of the 2023 ABC Student Poster Prizes.

Bria Collins Selected for ABC Resident Travel Award

ABC, in partnership with The Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research (The O&P Foundation), would like to congratulate Bria Collins as the recipient of the 2022 ABC Resident Travel Award.

ABC Congratulates 2023 O&P Scholarship Recipients

In proud partnership with the Orthotics and Prosthetics Foundation for Education and Research, we are pleased to announce and congratulate the recipients of the 2023 ABC Orthotist & Prosthetist Scholarships and Scholarships for O&P Diversity.

ABC Celebrates 75th Anniversary

The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC) is proud to announce 75 years of serving the orthotic and prosthetic profession...

Meet the 2022 ABC Student Achievement and Student Diversity Scholarship Recipients

ABC, in proud partnership with the Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 inaugural ABC Student Achievement and Student Diversity Scholarships.

Mary Walsh-Aframe, CFm, Awarded 2022 Essentially Women Ruth Addison Award

Essentially Women (EW) presented the award to Walsh Aframe at a special ceremony during Focus Conference 2022 in Clearwater Beach, Fla. Mary is the owner and founder of The Women’s Image Center in Worcester, MA.

OPERF Announces 2022 Inaugural ABC Student Poster Prize Recipients

The Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF) and the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) are proud to announce the recipients of the 2022 inaugural ABC Student Poster Prizes.

ABC and NCOPE Awarded ISPO Accreditation

ABC and NCOPE are proud to announce that the established education and certification pathway to the Certified Orthotist-Prosthetist (CPO) credential was approved as an accredited Prosthetist/Orthotist Level Pathway by ISPO.

O&P Alliance Makes Statement on Direct-to-Consumer Delivery Model

The five national organizations that comprise the Orthotic and Prosthetic (O&P) Alliance stand in strong opposition to any direct-to-consumer delivery model for the provision of custom prostheses or orthoses...

ABC 2021 Annual Report Now Available

We Are ABC. This year’s report summarizes our activities during this year. See highlights of our successes and important data on our programs.

ABC Commits $1 Million in Student Scholarships

ABC is excited to announce that it will partner with organizations such as the Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF) to offer $1 million in OP&P scholarships over the next five years.

2021 OPERF/ABC Student and Resident Award Recipients Announced

OPERF and ABC are proud to announce the recipients of the 2021 OPERF/ABC Student Award for Academic Achievement and Resident Travel Award. Congratulations to these outstanding students and residents!

ABC 2020 Annual Report Now Available

We Are ABC This year’s report summarizes our activities during this crazy pandemic year. See highlights of our successes and important data on our programs.View the Report.

COVID-19 Impact Survey Report Now Available

At the beginning of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the ABC Board of Directors recognized the potential for a significant impact on all ABC credential holders.

Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics as Essential Healthcare Services

ABC has received numerous requests for information on whether orthotics, prosthetics and pedorthics would be considered an essential healthcare service. 

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