National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE)

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Education fosters growth in the quality and quantity of O & P professionals.
NCOPE ensures that O & P professionals receive formal preparation related to current requirements for professional O&P practice.
NCOPE develops standards for, and accredits orthotics and prosthetics programs.

The National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) is the accreditation body for the orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) profession. As such, its primary mission and obligation is to ensure educational and residency programs meet the minimum standards of quality to prepare individuals to enter the O&P profession.

NCOPE serves in cooperation with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) for accreditation of educational programs. CAAHEP is a nationally recognized non-profit organization that accredits educational programs in 23 allied health disciplines.

The CAAHEP system currently accredits over 2,000 education programs across the nation.

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