The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC) is now offering for the first time a combined written examination for practitioner candidates. The combined written exam is designed for graduates of a combined orthotics and prosthetics master’s degree program and can be taken immediately after graduation. The combined exam tests the knowledge the candidate gained from their master’s program, but does not include any clinical experience that they will gain during their O&P residency.
“This change not only gives candidates the opportunity to take the exam while their university knowledge is still fresh but provides educators with measures to evaluate the success of their curriculum,” says Steve Fletcher, CPO, LPO, ABC Clinical Resources Director.
Registration for the combined practitioner written exam is now open and the deadline for submitting applications is July 1. The exam is computer based and will be offered the week of August 5-10 at over 350 testing locations nationwide.
The combined exam will be given every other month in addition to the single discipline written practitioner exams.