Orthotic Fitter

​You must meet the following requirements to be eligible to take the ABC orthotic fitter certification exam. Please refer to the  Fitter Candidate Guide for specific eligibility requirements.

There are two pathways for certification:

Education

Requirements for Both Pathways

Experience

Pathway 1

  • Completion of 1,000 hours of supervised orthotic fitting patient care experience obtained either before or after completion of the education course. Any experience with initial patient evaluations and final fitting/deliveries of a prefabricated orthosis must be done under Direct Supervision.  

Please reference the  Scope of Practice for more information on Direct Supervision.

Pathway 2

  • ​Completion of 500 hours of supervised orthotic fitting patient care experience obtained either before or after completion of the education course.
  • Must currently hold a nationally recognized certification/license in a related allied health profession (e.g., Medical Assistant, Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapist/PTA, Occupational Therapist/OTA, etc.) to apply under this pathway.​​

We encourage you to use the Orthotic Fitter Exam Candidate Self-Assessment Checklist as a tool to guide you through your work experience and to make sure that you are getting the type and amount of experience in each area that the profession expects.

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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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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