ABC Updates Therapeutic Shoe Fitter Exam

Nov 01, 2018 | Debbie Ayres

The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc. (ABC) recently held a standard setting meeting of ABC certified therapeutic shoe fitters (CFts) to establish the minimum score to pass the therapeutic shoe fitter certification exam. Participation by the certified therapeutic shoe fitters was critical to accomplishing this work. 

Earlier this year ABC’s Pedorthic Exam Committee, which is responsible for oversight of the CFts certification exam, approved a new form of the CFts exam. The new form was constructed from existing exam questions and new questions created through an item writing campaign, also completed earlier this year. This critical work assures that the CFts exam is a contemporary assessment of the profession. 

“These efforts from dedicated ABC volunteers allow us to build a relevant and contemporary therapeutic shoe fitter exam. A relevant and updated certification exam will ultimately protect those individuals with diabetes who need these important services,” stated Deborah Merritt Plescia, CPO, ABC President.

The new CFts certification exam will be administered for the first time in February 2019. 

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