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ABC Model Practice Act

January 2015

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Section 9. Qualifications for Licensure as Orthotist, Prosthetist or Pedorthist

(a) To qualify for a license to practice as an orthotist, prosthetist, or prosthetist/orthotist, a person shall:

(1) Possess a baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university;

(2) Complete a CAAHEP accredited educational program in orthotics and/or prosthetics;

(3) Complete a Residency as defined in this Act in the discipline(s) for which a license is sought; and

(4) Pass all examinations that are required and approved by the Board.

(b) To qualify for a license to practice pedorthics, a person shall:

(1) Possess a high school diploma or GED;

(2) Complete an NCOPE approved pedorthic education program;

(3) Have a minimum of 1,000 hours of pedorthic patient care experience; and

(4) Pass all examinations that are required and approved by the Board.

(c) A person may be licensed in more than one discipline.