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If you are no longer providing patient care but are not eligible for emeritus status or if you wish to inactivate a credential you are no longer using, you can voluntarily relinquish your credential. Once you have done so, you may not use your credential for professional compensation or the for the benefit of an ABC accredited facility. You will no longer be in the online directory, receive complimentary publications or be required to pay an annual renewal fee.
Emeritus is an inactive/retired status reserved for certified individuals who satisfy the following requirements:
Once granted Emeritus status, you cannot use the ABC credential to provide patient care for professional compensation or for the benefit of an orthotics, prosthetics, pedorthic or mastectomy facility. You may use your credential with an (E) designation following your credential if you are providing patient care for humanitarian or charitable purposes.
Your annual renewal fee is no longer required once you are granted Emeritus status. You will receive a new certificate verifying your Emeritus status. You will continue to receive a complimentary subscription to the O&P Almanac and Mark of Merit newsletter.
If you have relinquished your credential or have become emeritus and you wish to reinstate your credential, you may do so within one year by submitting a written request to ABC via email to email@example.com. You will be subject to the following reinstatement policies: