The ABC pedorthist certification exam is a three-hour, multiple-choice exam that measures the candidate’s basic principles of pedorthic patient management and understanding of professional practice issues. Knowledge assessed on the exam includes anatomy, biomechanics, principles of gait, common foot pathologies, materials, prescription criteria, pedorthic techniques and practice management. Also included are general practice questions that you should be familiar with based on the practical experience you gained from your clinical experience.
The written exam contains 165 questions.
>>Sample Written Exam Questions
Included in the Pedorthist Candidate Guide are sample questions for the pedorthist exam.
Here are two examples of sample written exam questions:
1. A patient has pain and callousing of the second metatarsal head. The physician has prescribed a metatarsal pad. Where should the pad be placed?
a. Under the metatarsal head
b. Between the second and third metatarsal heads
c. Proximal to the second metatarsal head
d. Distal to the second metatarsal head
2. The range of motion at the ankle joint necessary to complete a normal gait is:
a. 5° dorsiflexion 10° plantar flexion
b. 8-10° dorsiflexion 20° plantar flexion
c. 20° dorsiflexion 20° plantar flexion
d. 20° dorsiflexion 50° plantar flexion