Pedorthic Certificate Program

A qualified Pedorthist is required to attain certification from a certification organization such as the American Board of Certification in Prosthetics, Orthotics & Pedorthics or the Board of Certification / Accreditation (BOC).

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. ABC has implemented new standards of quality pedorthic education. The AOPS 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.

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%.

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 ABC approved pre-certification program
  • Document 1,000 hours of patient care experience acquired before or after you complete the certificate program.

ABC will set the requirements for amount of time in lab and virtual learning if you have an existing license with ABC. While on the wait list for the Pedorthic Program, The Academy recommends our Therapeutic Shoe Fitter course. If you have any questions please contact us at

You can enroll using the Pedorthic Certificate tab on the homepage. The 80 hours online are self-paced and can begin immediately after enrolling. A syllabus will be emailed. The tuition is $3,900 USD and includes the online, lab, and lab materials.


ABC requires you to attend a 40-hour lab within six months of enrolling. The Academy is tentatively planning one lab/month and will finalize dates when students have completed online work. The lab will be held in Marietta, Georgia which is 30 miles north of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) travel and lodging is student’s expense.
Instructions to Enroll:

All are welcome to self-enroll online for the Pedorthic Program at to view the course objectives select the “Pedorthic Certificate Program Tab,” then click on the green Pedorthic Certification Online Course.”

You can begin the online course at any time by selecting the green box that says “Enroll.”


If you do not have a login name, click “Register Now” (use the name you want to see on your certificate, if you do not have a license select “not applicable”).


First, select the box, “Check Out With Paypal” then select “Purchase And Enroll.”


If you do not have a paypal select the tab below, “Check Out With Debit Or Credit Card.”


The Academy looks forward to meeting you at the Shu-Re-Nu Lab.
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