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Assistant Candidate Guide

December 2022

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Scope of Practice

According to the Orthotic, Prosthetic, and Pedorthic Scope of Practice, an ABC Certified Assistant is an individual educated and trained to participate in comprehensive orthotic and/or prosthetic care while under the supervision of an ABC certified orthotist and/or ABC certified prosthetist. Certified assistants may perform orthotic and/or prosthetic procedures and related tasks in the management of patient care.  ABC certified assistants may not use their credentials as independent providers of patient care.