Pedorthist

​You must meet the following requirements to be eligible to take the pedorthist exam. Please refer to the Pedorthist Candidate Guide ​for specific eligibility requirements.

Education

Experience

  • Completion of 1,000 hours of supervised pedorthic patient care experience obtained either before or after completion of your pedorthic education program. Any experience with initial patient evaluations and the final fitting/deliveries related to a custom  pedorthic device must be done under Direct Supervision.* 

Please refer to the  Scope of Practice for more information regarding Direct Supervision. 

We encourage you to use the Pedorthic 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.

 

*Note: Effective January 1, 2024, all individuals seeking Pedorthist certification must complete a CAAHEP accredited educational program and at least 50% of the required 1,000 hours of supervised pedorthic patient care experience must be obtained after completion of the pedorthic educational program.

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Stephen Fletcher, CPO

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Meg Hayes

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Tabita Whilden

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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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