Certificate Courses

Certificate Courses

Orthotic & Prosthetic Technologies offers three pre-certification courses. 

Post-Mastectomy Fitter Pre-Certification Course

This course allows participants to meet the educational requirement of the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics Inc.,(ABC) Certified Fitter-Mastectomy eligibility criteria and the educational requirement of the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) Certified Mastectomy Fitter (CMF) eligibility criteria.  Participants will receive a certificate of completion for the course. 

What is a Post-Mastectomy Fitter?

A Certified Fitter-mastectomy is trained to fit external breast prostheses, custom breast prostheses, mastectomy garments, lymphedema garments, and other breast care products to treat physiological asymmetry as a result of mastectomy, trauma, or congenital defect. Post-mastectomy fitters work directly with patients and:

  • Assess Patient's Needs
  • Formulate Treatment Plans
  • Provide Follow-Up Care to Ensure Successful Outcomes

What education and experience do I need to become a Post-Mastectomy Fitter?

In order to become a Certified Fitter-mastectomy, you will need to complete an NCOPE accredited post-mastectomy fitter pre-certification course that provides both classroom instruction and laboratory experience. This post-mastectomy fitter pre-education course offered by OSUIT is eight hours in length and satisfies that requirement.

To become a Certified Fitter-mastectomy, one must pass a national exam, and in some cases, must obtain a state license to practice. The OSUIT post-mastectomy fitter pre-certification education course satisfies the educational requirements for the ABC Certified Fitter-mastectomy and BOC  Certified Mastectomy Fitter (CMF) exam.

To be eligible to take the ABC Fitter-mastectomy exam, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Possess a high school diploma, GED or college degree
  • Complete a NCOPE accredited post-mastectomy fitter pre-certification education course
  • Complete 250 hours of post-mastectomy fitting patient care experience obtained either before or after completion of your education course.  If you hold a nationally recognized certification in a related allied health profession (e.g. R.N., LPN, Medical Assistant, etc.), then you will only need to complete 125 hours of post-mastectomy fitting patient care experience.

To be eligible to take the BOC Certified Mastectomy Fitter (CMF) exam, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Must demonstrate successful completion of a BOC-approved entry-level education program through a fitter school or education provider
  • Have a verifiable minimum of 120 hours (3 weeks of full-time work) of documented patient care under the supervision of an appropriately-qualified professional

How do I enroll?

Currently, OSUIT does not have a date scheduled for the next Post-Mastectomy Fitter Course, but please check the website for updates.  The cost for the course is $50.00 and is held on the OSUIT campus in Okmulgee, OK.  

OSUIT’s Special Admission Application
To enroll for this course, please print and complete OSUIT’s Special Admission Application and either fax, mail, or email it to Orthotic & Prosthetic Technologies.
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To receive more information about the course, please contact us.

Prefabricated Orthotic Fitter Pre-Certification Course

This course allows participants to meet the educational requirement of the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics Inc.,(ABC) Certified Fitter-Orthotics (CFo) eligibility criteria and the educational requirement of the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF) eligibility criteria.  Participants will receive a certificate of completion for the course.

What is a Prefabricated Orthotic Fitter?

A Certified Orthotic Fitter is trained to fit prefabricated and off-the-shelf orthotic devices, including: specific cervical orthoses, specific prefabricated upper- and lower-limb orthoses, trusses, and pressure gradient garments.  Orthotic fitters work directly with patients and:

  • Evaluate Patient's Needs
  • Formulate Treatment Plans
  • Provide Follow-Up Care to Ensure Successful Outcomes

What education and experience do I need to become a Prefabricated Orthotic Fitter?

In order to become a Prefabricated Orthotic Fitter, you will need to complete an NCOPE accredited orthotic fitter pre-certification course that provides both classroom instruction and laboratory experience. This orthotic fitter pre-certification course offered by OSUIT is 32 hours in length and satisfies that requirement.

To become a Certified Orthotic Fitter, one must pass a national exam, and in some cases, must obtain a state license to practice. The OSUIT orthotic fitter pre-certification education course satisfies the educational requirements for the ABC and BOC Orthotic Fitter Certification exam. To be eligible to take the ABC or BOC orthotic fitter exam, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Possess a high school diploma, GED or college degree
  • Complete a NCOPE accredited orthotic fitter pre-certification education course
  • Complete 1,000 hours of orthotic fitting patient care experience obtained either before or after completion of your education course

How do I enroll?

Currently, OSUIT does not have a date scheduled for the next Prefabricated Orthotic Fitter Course, but please check back on the website for updates.  The cost is $650.00, and the course is held on OSUIT's campus in Okmulgee, OK.

OSUIT’s Special Admission Application
To enroll for this course, please print and complete OSUIT’s Special Admission Application and either fax, mail, or email it to Orthotic & Prosthetic Technologies.
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To receive more information about the course, please contact us.

The HOPE Careers Consortium is funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.  The HOPE Careers Consortium is an equal opportunity employer/program, and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  Relay Number (TTY) 711.

Pedorthic Pre-Certification Course

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