ABC Orthotic Fitter Course Part I - Blended Learning Class
An ABC Certified Fitter of Orthotics is a professional who is competent in fitting prefabricated, head to toe orthoses, including neck, back, arm, knee, ankle and foot braces. This 36-hour ABC approved course consists of an online and a live component, and is approved by ABC for their Certified Fitter of Orthotics Board Examination.
How it works:
Part I of the Orthotic Fitter Course is completed self-paced online via Distance Learning. This portion of the course consists of narrated PowerPoint lectures, printable lecture notes, lab assignments, study activities and self-assessments. Successful completion of all quizzes and lab assignments is required for attendance in the live portion of the class. This portion of the class is estimated to take between 20 - 24 hours to complete, depending on how quickly the student works. The average time per module is 50 minutes.
Part II of the Orthotic Fitter Course is completed during a live, in-person class that spans two eight-hour days. This portion of the course consists of completion of various lab assignments, demonstrated by the instructor and reproduced by the students. Various case studies will be discussed throughout the class. Each student will be assessed on indications/contraindications for the device, successful identification of pertinent landmarks and measuring techniques, successful donning of the device and making any necessary adjustments to fit, instructing the mock patient in donning, doffing and care of the device, and troubleshooting fit. This portion of the class is estimated to take 16 hours (two 8-hour days) to complete. This portion of the class must be taken within 6 months of completion of Part I of the Orthotic Fitter course.
Successful completion of all assignments is required for eligibility to take the final exam. Successful completion of the final exam with a score of 70% or greater is required for successful completion of the course and certificate award.
Tuition fees do not include student travel expenses, student meals, or certification exam fees.
Tuition fee covers the self-paced, online didactic class portion (Part I). The Live hands-on Lab portion of the class (Part II) is purchased separately.
LIVE CLASSES BEGINNING JULY 2022:
- July 16 - 17, 2022 - Costa Mesa, California
- August 13 - 14, 2022 - San Diego, California
- August 18 - 19, 2022 - Tulsa, Oklahoma
- September 12 - 13, 2022 - Chicago, Illinois area
- September 15 - 16, 2022 - Cleveland, Ohio area
- September 19 - 20, 2022 - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- September 24 - 25, 2022 - Las Vegas, Nevada
- October 13 - 14, 2022 - Tulsa, Oklahoma
- October 15 - 16, 2022 - Costa Mesa, California
- November 12 - 13, 2022 - San Diego, California
- November 17 - 18, 2022 - Arlington, Texas
- December 8 - 9, 2022 - Tulsa, Oklahoma
- December 17 - 18, 2022 - Las Vegas, Nevada
Dates for Q1 2023 will be posted by October 31, 2022.