The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC) has released its 2011 Annual Report. The report summarizes the organization’s successes and provides data on the total number of certified individuals and accredited facilities, according to ABC.
Included in the report is a message from John M. Kenney, CPO, FAAOP, ABC’s 2011 president. Kenney provides an overview of the organization’s successes for the year.
- ABC exceeded last year’s record for the number of accredited facilities that chose ABC. A total of 8,418 facilities applied for or renewed their existing accreditation.
- A total of 1,078 newly certified individuals were added to the ABC family in 2010, bringing the total number of ABC-certified professionals to 13,638.
- The certified technician exam was given for the first time as a computer-based exam and will be given four times a year going forward.
- The second phase of the certified assistant credential was in place and a total of 604 individuals met the requirements and were granted certification.
The 2011 Annual Report is available on the ABC website, under the Resources and Links section.