American Board for Certification (ABC)
The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc. (ABC) is the national certifying and accrediting body for the orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic professions. Since its inception in 1948, ABC has become the quality standard in orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic certification and today has more than 13,000 certified individuals and over 7,000 accredited facilities. ABC is the only credentialing board with Category I recognition from the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) along with accreditation of its orthotist, prosthetist and pedorthic certification programs by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) formerly National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA.) ABC is also recognized as a deemed authority for facility accreditation by the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS), Veteran’s Administration, numerous major healthcare insurance providers, government agencies, and HMO’s throughout the United States.