Orthotist & Prosthetist

Single Discipline Pathway

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

*Applicationfees are non-refundable

**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 Fee (required once certification is awarded): $275
Prorated for your first year. Due December 1st.


Written a​nd Simulation Exam Dates and Deadlines

​Exam Cycle​​​​ Application DeadlineResidency Deadline
February 1-6, 2021
​​December 1, 2020
January 1, 2021
April 12-17, 2021
February 1, 2021
March 1, 2021
June 7-12, 2021
April 1, 2021
May 1, 2021
August 2-7, 2021
June 1, 2021
July 1, 2021
October 4-9, 2021
August 1, 2021
September 1, 2021
December 6-11, 2021
October 1, 2021
​November 1, 2021

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 Exam DatesApplication DeadlineResidency Deadline
Orthotics: January 7-9, 2021November 1, 2020December 1, 2020
Prosthetics: January 21-23, 2021November 1, 2020December 1, 2020
Spring Exam DatesApplication DeadlineResidency Deadline
Orthotics:  May 19-22, 2021March 1, 2021April 1, 2021
Prosthetics:   June 2-5, 2021March 1, 2021April 1, 2021
Fall Exam DatesApplication DeadlineResidency Deadline
Orthotics: ​​October 6-9, 2021July 1, 2021August 1, 2021
Prosthetics: ​October 20-23, 2021​July 1, 2021August 1, 2021

Exam Location: The CPM exams are held at the ABC Testing Center in Tampa, FL.  All CPM exam dates are tentative. You should 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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Lauren Moran

Certification Candidate Coordinator

Primary contact for: general certification inquiries, certification application assistance and status and licensure examination inquiries.

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Tabita Whilden

Certification Technology Coordinator

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

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