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Fitter Candidate Guide

September 2022

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Certified Fitters

ABC certifications of orthotic, mastectomy and therapeutic shoe fitters is awarded as attestations of competency for the public, those who require orthotic, mastectomy or therapeutic shoe fitting services and those in other health professions.

The awarding of ABC certification provides the certified fitter with an appropriate and meaningful recognition of professional competence.

Professional Credentials

Completion of our eligibility requirements and examinations is confirmation that you have the education, knowledge, experience and skills required of an ABC Certified Fitter. ABC awards the following fitter credentials: Certified Fitter-orthotics (CFo),Certified Fitter-mastectomy (CFm) and Certified Fitter- therapeutic shoes (CFts).

Proprietary Ownership of ABC Credentials

Certification is a privilege, not a right. The ABC Board of Directors maintains legal authority to award its certification credentials and may withhold, suspend or revoke any certification credential in accordance with the established policies, rules and regulations.