October 2019

O&P Assistant Standards, Guidelines Approved

The Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Education Programs in Orthotist and Prosthetist Assistant were approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) board. CAAHEP accredits programs upon the recommendation of the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education. Standards are the minimum requirements to which an accredited program is held accountable. Guidelines are descriptions, examples, or recommendations that elaborate on the standards. Guidelines are not required but can assist with interpretation of the standards.

To access the standards, visit caahep.org/CAAHEP/media/CAAHEP-Documents/OP_Assistant_Approved20190920.pdf.

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