Effective January 2008, only two educational pathway options are available for entrance to Orthotics and Prosthetics at the practitioner level.
1. Bachelors or Masters in O&P + 8 months supervision** + residency
2. Bachelors or better (any) + 8 months supervision** + residency + post-grad NCOPE-approved certificate program
** Supervision must be under an Ohio-licensed practitioner. The reciprocity pathway eliminates the in-state supervision requirement.
Temporary licensure is available for a candidate who has completed a residency but has not yet taken/passed the exam and/or may be completing the 8-month supervision requirement.
All candidates must sit for exam; however, the license exam is comprised of the Written and Written Simulation components of the ABC certification exam. Thus, candidates who are ABC certified by exam are not required to re-take the exam.
For more information, contact the Board office at 614.466.1157 or by email.