National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE)

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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, and accredits orthotics and prosthetics programs.

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 23 allied health disciplines.

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

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