You are required to pass all three exams which evaluate your knowledge and clinical aptitude in orthotic and prosthetic practice. The exams are independent of one another and may be taken in any sequence.
Written Multiple Choice Exam
The three-hour, 165 question, multiple choice exam assesses your knowledge of patient and practice management. Knowledge assessed on the written exam includes anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, disease process, pathologies, material science, ethics and professionalism.
The three-hour interactive exam uses seven simulated case scenarios to test your analytic and clinical problem solving skills. The cases include topics such as prescription criteria, device recommendation, technical implementation and follow-up protocols.
Combined O&P Written Multiple Choice Exam
The three and a half hour, 200 question, multiple choice exam assesses your knowledge of patient management. Knowledge assessed on the exam includes anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, disease process, pathologies, prescription criteria, material science, ethics and professionalism.
Clinical Patient Management (CPM) Exam
There are three hands-on practical assessments of your knowledge and skills through direct examiner and patient model interaction in a clinical environment. You must perform specific tasks while demonstrating and describing the orthotic or prosthetic recommendation, fitting criteria, patient instructions and follow-up plans involved in the provision of care.
Exam Format and Availability
Written and Simulation Exams
The written and simulation exams are given using computer-based testing (CBT). The written and simulation exams are offered every other month at over 300 locations nationwide. Please
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The CPM hands-on practical exam is offered three times a year at the ABC Testing Center in Tampa, Fla.
ABC has created numerous resources to help you prepare for your ABC practitioner certification exams. Please
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