Pro-Learn LLC, Tulsa, Oklahoma, has introduced a new
distance-learning pedorthic pre-certification program. The program
is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pedorthic
Education (CAPE) to provide Levels 1, 2, and 3 of pedorthic
pre-certification coursework, which is required by the American
Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics
(ABC) and the Board of Certification/Accreditation, International
(BOC) for eligibility to apply and sit for board examination.
Pro-Learn describes the technology it uses as “the same
distance-learning-program technology model used by advanced O&P
schools used to deliver their curriculum.” Its programs vary from
three-week, live classes to online-only classes for “experienced,
advanced-degree-holding healthcare professionals.” According to
Pro-Learn, its staffand faculty is composed of degree-holding
healthcare professionals who are pedorthists, nurses, O&P
educators, and physicians.