ABC Debuts Combined Practitioner Exam

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The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC) is now offering a combined written examination for practitioner candidates. The combined written exam is designed for graduates of a combined orthotics and prosthetics master's degree program and can be taken immediately after graduation.

The exam tests the knowledge the candidate gained in the master's program but does not require clinical experience that they will gain during their O&P residency.

"This change not only gives candidates the opportunity to take the exam while their university knowledge is still fresh but provides educators with measures to evaluate the success of their curriculum," said Steve Fletcher, CPO/L, ABC's clinical resources director.