Orthotic Fitter

​You must be 18 years or older and 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:


Requirements for Both Pathways


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.

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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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