Established in 1982, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ORTHOPAEDIC TECHNOLOGISTS (NAOT) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the continued educational development of orthopaedic allied health care professionals who specialize in casting, splinting and bracing. NAOT offers a number of valuable benefits to members, including publications written specifically for orthotechs, reduced registration fees to educational workshops and conferences, virtual seminars, compensation and benefit information and discounts to take the national certification examination.