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Technicians

 

Technician Continuing Education Requirements

The following requirements have been established for maintaining your certification. Please consult the Guid​e to Maintaining Your Certification for additional information.

 Single Discipline (CTO & CTP)

  • ​​A total of 30 credits must be earned during your five-year cycle for your time limited certificate.
  • A minimum of 15 credits must be Category I Science.
  • A maximum of 15 credits may be Business and/or Category II Science.

 

 Dual Discipline (CTPO)

  • ​​​A total of 40 credits must be earned during your five-year cycle for your time limited certificate.
  • A minimum of 20 credits must be Category I Science.
  • A maximum of 20 credits may be Business and/or Category II Science.
  • Business credits can be earned in either Category I or II, but do not count toward satisfying the 20 Category I Scientific credits.
  • When extending your credential (from CTP or CTO to CTPO), the most recent certification year will determine your continuing education effective date. For example, if your orthotic certification was awarded in 201​3 and your prosthetic certification was awarded in 2014, your continuing education effective date would be 2014.

 Failure to Satisfy the MCE Requirements

​If you do not co​mply with the continuing education requirements by the end of your five-year cycle, your credential will be suspended for up to one year. 

ABC will notify you of deficient credits and impending suspension. Following receipt of notification, you will be required to notify ABC within 30 days of your intent to earn the deficient credits, plus an additional 6 penalty credits for single discipline and 8 penalty credits for dual discipline​ (of which half must be Category I Science) within the current calendar year. Failure to provide ABC with this notice of intent may result in revocation of certification. 

 
During suspension, you are not permitted to use your ABC certification title or number, you will not receive complimentary publications, nor will you be included in the ABC directory. In addition, your annual renewal fees will be temporarily waived.