2022 December Mark of Merit

Forever Grateful
It was an honor to serve as President over this past year and I would like to thank my fellow board members for their trust and support. It has been a privilege and the highlight of my volunteer experience, for which I am forever grateful.
Richard A. Babcock, CO, Named ABC President
Richard A. Babcock, CO, of Franklin, Tenn. has over 17 years of volunteer service with ABC. In addition to his service on the ABC Board of Directors since 2018, he is also...
ABC Announces New and Retiring Board Directors
We would like to extend a sincere thank you to retiring board member, Larry Word, CPO, FAAOP, for his eight years of service as both a board director and 2019 president. Larry shepherded several big changes for ABC during his presidency including...
New Assistant Certification Pathway
The ABC Board of Directors recently approved a new pathway for prosthetic and orthotic assistant certification.
Did you Miss the Annual Renewal Deadline?
The deadline for all annual renewal payments was December 1st. If you haven’t already done so, please submit your  payment today!
Exam Development Committee has worked to restructure and update both the orthotic and prosthetic written simulation exams.
POP Career Awareness Update
We've been busy with numerous activities in support of the Career Awareness Initiative, both ongoing projects and some exciting new ones.
Getting Ready for a Gen Z Workforce
According to a McCrindle Research study, Generation Z (born between 1995 and 2009—aged 27 and younger) will make up 27 percent of the workforce by 2025.
We Couldn’t Do It Without YOU!
We are always grateful for the tremendous work that our volunteers do in helping us fulfill our mission. From examiners and committee members to task force participants and board members…
We are excited to announce that after much planning and collaboration, the ABC O&P Technician Scholarship and ABC Scholarship for O&P Technician Diversity are set to be awarded in 2023.
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