EligibilityI didn’t complete my course before the application deadline, can I still apply?
No, you must complete your course either on or before the application deadline. How often should I take a pre-certification course?
We accept courses that are completed within five years of the date of your application. How and where do I obtain my experience?
Your experience can be gained from any business that primarily provides orthotic fitting patient care. A list of accredited facilities can be located using the ABC Directory.
If your experience is from a business that is not primarily engaged in orthotic fitting patient care, your experience will be evaluated on an individual basis to determine whether it meets the intent of the requirement.
How do I log my hours?
Use the Orthotic Fitter Exam Candidate Self Assessment Checklist
as a guideline for the areas you should focus on and the amount of time you should be spending in each area. You are required to submit a Orthotic Fitter Competency Attestation form
completed by your supervisor to verify your experience. I will not have completed my required experience by the application deadline, but I will have them by the exam date. Can I still apply?
No, the experience requirement must be completed on or before the application deadline. My supervisor is certified by another credentialing body, can he/she attest for my hours?
Yes, the attester can be a certified practitioner, a certified and/or licensed orthotic fitter, or a professional referral source.
Application ProcessWhat if I missed the application deadline? Can I still apply?
Yes. You have thirty days to apply after the deadline, but will incur the $75 late fee. I am extending my credential, do I submit an application fee again?
Yes, the application and exam fees for the second credential are due when you apply. When will ABC notify me of my application status?
We will send a notice of your eligibility status via email and mail within four weeks of receiving your application. Check your application status by logging in to your MY ABC
What if I don’t yet have the required documents by the application deadline?
Your application will be denied; however, we will defer your exam fees to the subsequent cycle. If we do not receive the required documents by the deadline for the next cycle, your application will be denied, and a refund of your exam fee(s) will be issued. It is your responsibility to reapply for eligibility with the required fees.
Exam ProcessOnce my application is accepted, how do I register for the exam?
We will email you registration information on how to register for a specific time, date and location with our testing provider, Prometric. What if I can’t find a testing center close to me?
Availability at the testing centers is on a first come, first served basis. If you are having difficulty finding a location near you, please contact us at 703-836-7114 ext. 221 or at email@example.com
. What if I register and then realize I can’t take the exam that day?
You have thirty days prior to the exam date to cancel without penalty. If less than thirty days, you will incur a $55 fee. When will I receive my exam results?
You will receive an immediate on-screen score report when you finish your exam. You will also be emailed your official score report within 24 hours. If I fail my exam, when can I re-take it?
You may immediately register for the next available exam cycle.
How many times can I take the exam?
Once your initial application is approved, you are eligible to take the exam a maximum of four times within a three-year period. If you fail the exam four times or if your eligibility period has expired, you must reapply for eligibility. Please reference the ABC Fitter Candidate Guide
for more information. If I have applied for more than one discipline during an exam cycle, can I take all of my exams during the same day and/or cycle?
Yes, you are able to take more than one exam during the same day, space and time permitting.
After the ExamIf I passed my exam, when will I receive my certificate?
Certificates are mailed four weeks after the conclusion of the exam cycle. What do I do to maintain my certification?
Once you are certified, you have a five-year certification cycle in which you must earn continuing education credits and submit an annual fee. See the Guide for Maintaining Certification
for information on orthotic fitter continuing education credit requirements.