O&P Assistant

Once you have met the eligibility requirements for the desired discipline, submit your application(s) online.

You will need the following documentation, which can uploaded to your online dashboard once you start the application process or you can email certification@abcop.org.

Pathway 1:

Pathway 2 & 3:

  • A copy of your high school diploma, GED certificate, college transcript or World Education Service (WES) Credential Evaluation (only applicable if you received your education in a foreign country)
  • College transcript showing completion of three semester hours in ​​​Human Anatomy, ​​​​​General/Fundamental Physics, and ​​​Medical Terminology.
  • Your completed Assistant Competency Attestation form signed by a supervising certified/licensed practitioner in the discipline in which you are applying. You must submit a competency attestation form when applying for each certification exam.
  • For Pathway 3: A copy of your current certification or license from a related allied health profession

You must make an attempt at the exam within one calendar year of your application approval date.​ For more information regarding the application and the exam process, please refer to the Assistant Candidate Guide.

Retaking an Exam or Registering for an Additional Exam? Apply here.



Contact our Team

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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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Molly Maguire

Professional Credentialing Administrator

Primary contact for: professional ethics complaints against ABC credential holders, questions about ABC scope of practice, state licensure issues and ABC Board of Director nomination applications.

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Tabita Whilden

Certification Manager

Responsible for all administrative functions of ABC's certification programs and interfacing with outside consultants.

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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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Bethany Webb

Certification Program Assistant

Contact for: general certification program inquiries, certification application assistance, licensure exam inquiries and certificate reprints.

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