May 2012

ABC announces changes for assistants

The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics (ABC) announced last month that requirements for its certified orthotic/ prosthetic assistant designation will change as of January 1, 2013.

Individuals seeking ABC assistant certification have until September 30 to complete all the educational and experience requirements for its current Pathway 1 and until December 31 to meet all the requirements for Pathway 2.

Starting in 2013 candidates will need to meet the current Pathway 2 criteria and pass a newly developed discipline-specific multiple-choice examination.

Additional information, applications, and attestation forms are available on the ABC website at

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