Orthotist & Prosthetist

Single Discipline Pathway

 Fee
Application (non-refundable)$250
Written Exam*$250
Simulation Exam$250
Clinical Patient Management Exam$700
Late Fee**$100

*Starting January 1, 2022, the single discipline multiple choice written exam will no longer be available for new applicants.

**Applications submitted after the exam cycle application deadline will incur a non-refundable late fee


Combined Discipline Pathway

 Fee
Initial Application*$250
Combined O&P Written Exam$300
Application 2 (Orthotics or Prosthetics)*$100
Simulation Exam (Orthotics or Prosthetics)$300
CPM Exam (Orthotics or Prosthetics)$775
Application 3 (Orthotics or Prosthetics)*$100
Simulation Exam (Orthotics or Prosthetics)$300
CPM Exam (Orthotics or Prosthetics)$775
Late Fee**$100

*Application fees are non-refundable

**Applications submitted after the exam cycle application deadline will incur a non-refundable late fee

Annual Renewal Fee (required once certification is awarded): $330
Prorated for your first year. Due December 1st.


Written a​nd Simulation Exam Dates and Deadlines

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

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

Important Reminder:  You 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 2021 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.​

Contact our Team

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Stephen Fletcher, CPO, LPO

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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