ABC Model Administrative Rules

December 2021


Section 14. Residency for Orthotists and Prosthetists

(a) Applicants must complete a residency in the area for which the license is being sought (either orthotics or prosthetics). The residency shall meet the following criteria:

(1) The clinical experience shall be under the supervision of a licensed orthotist and/or prosthetist or an ABC certified orthotist, prosthetist or prosthetist/orthotist and shall be in a facility that has received accreditation for an Orthotic and/or Prosthetic Residency Program from NCOPE.

(2) Experience shall be obtained subsequent to education.  Experience should be at all levels of orthotic and/or prosthetic care as described in the NCOPE Standards of Accreditation for the Orthotic/Prosthetic Residency Program.