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​The American Board for Certification (ABC) is the national certifying and accrediting body for the orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic professions. Since its inception in 1948, ABC has become the quality standard in orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic certification and today has more than 12,000 certified individuals and nearly 5​,000 accredited facilities.

ABC is the only credentialing board with Category I recognition of its orthotist/prosthetist certification program from the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) in addition to participating in National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accreditation.   ​

ABC is also recognized as a deemed authority for facility accreditation by the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS)​, Veteran's Administration, numerous major healthcare insurance providers, government agencies and HMO's throughout the United States.


​ABC certified individuals are considered leaders in the     profession and provide the highest quality patient care, along with excellence in research and device design. ABC certified individuals must meet stringent educational standards, clinical training and a complete assessment of competency.

ABC credentials individuals as:
  • Certified Orthotists and Prosthetists
  • Certified Pedorthists
  • Certified Fitters Orthotics, Mastectomy and Therapeutic Shoes
  • Certified Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistants
  • Certified Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians


Facility accreditation ensures quality healthcare in orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic practices. ABC standards encourage best practices in patient care, safety, professionalism and organizational performance.

ABC offers facility accreditation in:
  • Comprehensive Orthotics & Prosthetics 
  • Off-The-Shelf Orthotics 
  • Pedorthics 
  • Non Custom Therapeutic Shoes 
  • Post-Mastectomy
  • Ancillary Assistive Devices
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • ​Prefabricated Orthotics​