Orthotic Fitter Course

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Orthopaedic allied health professionals who are cross-credentialed offer their employers added value. In today's competitive job market, diversifying your skills is more important than ever. NAOT is committed to providing our members with opportunities to advance their professional skill set.


This is an ABC and BOC approved, entry-level orthotics program. The course provides a basic knowledge of orthotic fitting and prepares them for obtaining an orthotic fitter certification. Completion of an approved course is one of the requirements before an individual is eligible to sit for the Orthotic Fitter Certification Examinations.


The program is comprised of two components: a 16-hour web-based/Power-Point self-study component and a 16-hour live classroom/hands-on instruction component.


Day One:

  • Fitting Lab:
    • Cervical
  • Maternity Supports
  • Fitting Lab:
    • Spinal Soft
  • Ancillary Supplies Presentation
  • Fitting Lab:
    • Spinal Rigid
  • Upper Extremity Injuries and Conditions
  • Fitting Lab:
    • Upper Extremity
  • Fitting Lab:
    • Fracture Bracing
  • Questions & Answers

Day Two:

  • Knee Pathology Review Guide 2:
    • Anatomy
  • Fitting Lab:
    • Knee
  • Ankle and Foot Pathology Guide 2:
  • Fitting Lab:
    • Ankle & Foot
  • Lymphedema/Venous Insufficiency
  • Therapeutic Shoes
  • Casting Impressions / Measurement Kits
  • Questions & Answers


1. Support the continuing professional development of certificants, and all other stakeholders in the orthotic and prosthetic community by identifying quality education or training courses;
2. Identify educational or training opportunities for certificants seeking to maintain their certification
3. Provide a foundation for a cooperative effort between organizations and the orthotic and prosthetic education and training community.


Orthotechs and other allied health professionals who provide off-the-shelf bracing for patients with musculoskeletal problems, injuries, and conditions.


All instructors are credentialed by BOC International and by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics (ABC) and are nationally-recognized professionals with many years of experience in the field.


October 14 - 15, 2016
San Francisco, CA
Marriott San Francisco Airport Waterfront
1800 Old Bayshore Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010


NAOT Members: $600
Non-Members: $650


Registration for the San Francisco course is closed.

Cancellations must be made in writing. Cancelations are permitted up to two weeks prior to workshop date, and are assessed a $25 processing fee. Refunds are not provided for cancellations within two weeks of the scheduled program. Substitutions are permitted at any time.


San Francisco Orthotic Fitter Course:
Marriott San Francisco Airport Waterfront
1800 Old Bayshore Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: (650) 692-9100
Reservations: (877) 622-3056

A special room rate of $159 per night single/double occupancy is available for workshop participants at the Marriott San Francisco Airport Waterfront. You may make reservations online at: https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=15839196, or by phone by calling the hotel at (877) 622-3056, and be sure to reference the room block for "National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists" to receive the special rate. You must make your reservations no later than 9/21/2016 to receive the group rate. A limited number of rooms are available at the discounted rate. NAOT recommends you make your hotel reservation as soon as possible, as rooms will be available on a first come, first serve basis.


Completing NAOT's Orthotic Fitter Course is the first step in the process of becoming a Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) with BOC and a Certified Fitter Orthotics with ABC.

BOC Certification
NAOT's Orthotic Fitter Course satisfies the prerequisite "Education Requirement" to become a BOC Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF). In addition to successful completion of the course, an eligible candidate must have a minimum of 1,000 hours (25 weeks of full-time work) of documented patient care, successfully pass the orthotic fitter candidate exam, and attest to upholding the ethical standards honored by all BOC certificants. For complete details on BOC Orthotic Fitter certification, please visit: http://www.bocusa.org/orthotic-fitter-certification-cof

ABC Certification
NAOT's Orthotic Fitter Course satisfies the prerequisite "completion of a NCOPE-approved orthotic fitter educational program" required to sit for the ABC Certified Fitter-orthotics exam. In addition to successful completion of the course, an eligible candidate must have a minimum of 1,000 hours of patient care experience, and successfully pass the ABC Certified Fitter-orthotics exam. For complete details on the ABC Certified Fitter-orthotics credential, please visit: http://www.abcop.org/certification/CertifiedFitter-Orthotics/Pages/Default.aspx


The NAOT Orthotic Fitter Courses have applied for approval for the following:

• 16 Category I CEUs for OTC
• 16 CEUs for ATC
• 32.75 CEUs for BOC (30.75 Category 1; 2 Category II)

*National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists is recognized by the
Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.