2019 December Mark of Merit

Big Changes for Continuing Ed
We are making some changes to the Continuing Education program in a move to make it easier to understand the requirements and to earn the CE credits you need to stay credentialed.
Fresh Tracks Documentary— The Paul Leimkuehler Story
ABC is pleased to support the documentary about the life of former ABC President and longtime Certified Prosthetist Paul “Bud” Leimkuehler with a donation to TFA Group of the film, Fresh Tracks.
Grateful for the Opportunity
Larry Word, CPO, FAAOP, There is a certain amount of recognition that comes with the position but I am more grateful for the experience gained and the lessons learned.
Practitioner Eligibility Change:
If you graduated from a bachelor’s or certificate O&P practitioner program and have not completed your residency, please be aware that you have until December 31, 2019 to complete your residency.
ABC Welcomes Two New Board Members: Retires Two
ABC welcomes 2 members to its board of directors following the retirement of two members on November 30th. Those members who joined the board December 1st were Kevin Hill, CPO and Mark Rodriguez, CPO.
New Compliance Calendar is On its Way
Be on the lookout for your 2020 Compliance Calendar, an important part of your Accreditation Compliance Kit. The calendar is designed to help make accreditation compliance simple and successful.
Rachel A. Friddle-Johnson, CPO Named ABC President
Rachel A. Friddle-Johnson, CPO assumed the role of president of the ABC Board of Directors and takes over the presidency from Larry D. Word, CPO, FAAOP, who will serve as immediate past president.
CredCast Corner
Insights from our most experienced surveyors and several great interviews with top O&P professionals – there’s lots of valuable information to help you get the most out of your O&P career.
Did You Miss the Annual Renewal Deadline?
The deadline for all annual renewal payments was December 1st, so if haven’t already done so, please submit your payment today!