Transfer to NCOPE National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE)


Education fosters growth in the quality and quantity of O&P professionals.

Entry-level education for an Orthotist/Prosthetist is a master’s degree.
NCOPE ensures that O&P professionals receive formal preparation related to current requirements for professional O&P practice.
NCOPE develops standards for educational programs in the professions of orthotics and prosthetics.

An Approved Clinical Mentor (ACM) is a certified and/or licensed clinician and residency director, mentor or educator who has successfully completed and passed NCOPE's ACM course. This comprehensive course provides a clinician with the skills and information necessary to more effectively teach and mentor students in the context of a residency program or educational program.

Next Course Date/Location:
Thur., Sept. 7 (Registration expires in: )
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas
Room: Breakers G

There is still a limited amount of time to sign up for the Virtual Career Fair on 9/27/2017.

NCOPE still has a limited number of spots for students / residents and facilities for the Virtual Career Fair on 9/27/17.

Students of CAAHEP accredited technician and practitioner programs may register here.

We look forward to having you join us at this free event designed to connect facilities with the enthusiastic students and residents in a comfortable and convenient online environment. Take the next step to advancing your O&P career today!

Coming November 2017

The National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) promotes education in the field of orthotics and prosthetics and raises the standards of education in the field. This includes working in cooperation with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) for the accreditation of orthotist/prosthetist and technician level education within the O&P profession. CAAHEP is a nationally recognized non-profit organization that accredits educational programs in 28 allied health disciplines.

NCOPE's additional responsibilities include the development of standards for, and accreditation of Residency education and pedorthic education for the O&P profession.

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