Entry-level education for an Orthotist/Prosthetist is a master’s degree
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.