Exam Dates and Deadlines

Exam Cycle Application Deadline Residency Deadline*
January 31-February 5, 2022 December 1, 2021 January 1, 2022
April 4-9, 2022 February 1, 2022
March 1, 2022
June 6-11, 2022 April 1, 2022 May 1, 2022
August 1-6, 2022 June 1, 2022 July 1, 2022
October 3-8, 2022 August 1, 2022 September 1, 2022
December 5-10, 2022 October 1, 2022 November 1, 2022

Exam Locations: The exams are offered at 350+ locations nationwide. Check out the testing locations in your area.

*Residency deadlines only apply to orthotic and prosthetic practitioner candidates.

Important Reminder:  Practitioner candidates may apply for the combined discipline written multiple choice exam immediately after graduation; however, you must complete your residency in the relevant discipline by the residency deadline to be eligible for the simulation and CPM exams.

Clinical Patient Management (CPM) Exam Dates and Deadlines

Winter 2022 Exam DatesApplication DeadlineResidency Deadline
Orthotics: January 12-15, 2022November 1, 2021December 1, 2021
Prosthetics: ​​​January 19-22, 2022November 1, 2021December 1, 2021
Spring 2022 Exam DatesApplication DeadlineResidency Deadline
Orthotics: April 27-30, 2022February 1, 2022March 1, 2022
Prosthetics: May 11-14, 2022February 1, 2022March 1, 2022
Fall 2022 Exam DatesApplication DeadlineResidency Deadline
Orthotics:  August 24-27, 2022June 1, 2022July 1, 2022
Prosthetics:  September 7-10, 2022June 1, 2022July 1, 2022

Exam Location: The CPM exams are held at the ABC Testing Center in Tampa, FL.  All CPM exam dates are tentative. Do not make travel arrangements until ABC has notified you of the day and time of your exam.​

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Stephen Fletcher, CPO

Director, Professional Credentialing

Directs ABC’s Professional Ethics, Certification, Scope of Practice and Government Relations programs. Manages all ABC’s certification exam development and administration activities. Facilitates coordination of professional/clinical issues across all ABC programs, including state licensure.

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Meg Hayes

Certification Program Assistant

Primary contact for: general certification and application inquiries and state licensure verification requests

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Tabita Whilden

Certification Technology Coordinator

Contact for: certification data management, assistance with certification verifications, exam registration and website assistance.

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Lauren Moran

Certification Candidate Coordinator

Contact for: certification program inquiries, certification application assistance and status and licensure examination inquiries.

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