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.

ABOUT THE COURSE

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.


COURSE FORMAT & SCHEDULE

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.


LIVE PROGRAM OUTLINE

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

OBJECTIVES

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.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

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


FACULTY

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.


DATES & LOCATIONS

June 9 & 10, 2017
St. Louis, MO
Marriott St. Louis Airport
10700 Pear Tree Dr
St. Louis, MO 63134

August 15 & 16, 2017
San Diego, CA
Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
500 Hotel Cir N
San Diego, CA 92108


TUITION

NAOT Members: $600
Non-Members: $650


REGISTRATION

St. Louis Orthotic Fitter Course:
Click here to register online.

A printed registration form can be faxed to NAOT at (317) 205-9481 or mailed with payment to:
NAOT
8365 Keystone Crossing, Ste. 107
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Registration for the San Diego Orthotic Fitter Course coming soon!

CANCELLATION POLICY
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.


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

St. Louis Orthotic Fitter Course:
Marriott St. Louis Airport
10700 Pear Tree Dr
St. Louis, MO 63134
Phone: (314) 423-9700

A special room rate of $112 per night single/double occupancy is available for workshop participants at the Marriott St. Louis Airport.You may make reservations by calling the hotel at (314) 423-9700, and be sure to reference the room block for "NAOT 2017 Orthotic Fitter Course" to receive the special rate. You must make your reservations no later than 5/25/2017 to receive the group rate.

 

San Diego Orthotic Fitter Course:
Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
500 Hotel Cir N
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: (619) 291-7131
Reservations: (800) 772-8527

The official hotel and location for the NAOT 2017 meeting is the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center. A special room rate of $139 per night (standard/double) is available for meeting participants at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center. You must make your hotel reservation by 7/14/17 to get the discounted rate. Rooms are available on a limited basis, and are first come, first served. Click here to make your reservation online.


BECOMING A CERTIFIED ORTHOTIC FITTER

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


CONTINUING EDUCATION (CEUs/CMEs)

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

• 14.5 Category I CEUs for OTC
• 14.5 CMEs for OPA-C
• 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.
BOC-ATC