Pedorthic Certificate Program
A qualified Pedorthist is required to attain certification from a certification organization such as the American Board of Certification in Orthotics & Prosthetics or the Board of Certification / Accreditation.
In many states, Pedorthists must be licensed as well as certified.
The Academy of Pedorthic Science C.Ped. program is a university level certificate program
Our Pedorthist Certificate Program is designed to prepare you to successfully take the certification exam. NCOPE, the accrediting body for orthotic and prosthetic education, has implemented new standards of quality pedorthic education. The APS program strives to ensure your competency in each of the required learning domains:
- Patient assessment
- Formulation of treatment plan
- Implementation of treatment plan
- Patient follow-up
- Practice management
- Professional ethics & compliance
You will begin with a thorough review of human anatomy with focus on the anatomy of the feet. Intense study of the conditions and pathologies which will affect the feet is included in the curriculum as well as in-depth study of diabetes.
Treatment options, shoe and orthotic theory, custom design and laboratory practicums provide the student with thorough knowledge of the relationship between the foot and devices.
The NCOPE standards ensure the quality of Pedorthic education by requiring all accredited programs to be sponsored by a fully accredited college/university institution.
The Academy of Pedorthic Science is proud to have our Pedorthic Certificate Program sponsored by Kennesaw State University College of Continuing and Professional Education.
A university level certificate is required to take either the ABC or BOC pedorthic certificate examination. In order to be awarded a program certificate, you must satisfactorily pass the program intermediary tests and quizzes, then pass the final exam with a minimum score of 70%.
The tuition for the program is $3,200.00 plus a $500.00 materials fee which covers the cost of all your course materials and laboratory materials/supplies.
To be eligible to take the ABC or BOC pedorthic exam, you must meet the following criteria:
- Possess a high school diploma, GED or college degree
- Complete a NCOPE approved pre-certification program
- Document 1,000 hours of patient care experience acquired before or after you complete the certificate program.