The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics Inc., announced an increase in the number of exams given each year beginning in 2013 due to a rising number of candidates for certification, according to a press release.
All discipline-specific written and written simulation exams will be administered six times per year, every other month, and continue to be available in 250 locations nationwide. The clinical patient management exam for orthotist and prosthetist candidates will be administered three times a year. Applications for those seeking orthotist and prosthetist certification must now be received by American Board for Certification (ABC) no later than the deadline, not postmarked by that date. Candidates have an additional 30 days beyond the application to complete their residency.
“The ABC Board is always mindful of meeting the needs of our applicants and feels that with the increased number of candidates choosing ABC across all disciplines, the expansion of the number of exam administrations is a logical next step. We think this a good move for the profession and allows more flexibility for candidates to take the exam closer to the completion of their education and required experience,” Donald D. Virostek, CPO, president of ABC, said in the release.
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