The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) recently released the first practice analyses of both the ABC Certified Assistant and Therapeutic Shoe Fitter Credentials.

The results of the practice analysis surveys will be used to ensure that ABC’s assistant and therapeutic shoe fitter credentialing exams are continually relevant for individuals entering these professions. The results will also be used to identify specific topics for in-service and continuing education programs, as well as provide guidance for education providers in regard to curriculum review and program self assessment.

“We wanted to get an idea of what these practices look like in order to meet the ever changing needs of the profession,” Steven R. Whiteside, CO, FAAOP, practice analysis task force chair of ABC, stated in a press release. “We were very pleased with the positive responses we received from the professionals surveyed. Only those working within the profession can give us a comprehensive and contemporary look into their specific knowledge and skill sets.”

Both surveys are available at

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