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Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians

Tips for Entry

Visit to get a list of schools with educational programs accredited by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education.

Get certified through the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics. Guidelines for certification and an application are available online at

To job shadow a professional in the field, go to On the homepage there is a link to "Talk to an O&P Professional in Your Area." These individuals will answer your questions or provide an opportunity to come in and see them at work.

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