Orthotic Fitter Certification (COF)

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Orthotic Fitter (COF)

Profession Overview

What is orthotics? Orthotics is the practice of addressing medical conditions of the lower limbs, upper limbs and spinal anatomical structure. Orthotic devices aid patients in daily living by supporting weakened or abnormal limbs and joints.

What does an orthotic fitter do? Pursuant to a physician’s order, an orthotic fitter properly fits, dispenses and adjusts prefabricated orthotic devices. Trained and certified orthotic fitters are integral to the physical and emotional well-being of patients, providing training and instruction on how to properly use and maintain prefabricated orthotic devices.


What is a BOC Orthotic Fitter?

orthoticsBOC Orthotic Fitters (BOC COF) are qualified to provide and/or supervise the assessment, treatment plan development and implementation, follow-up, and practice management of people using prescribed prefabricated orthotics. BOC COFs are recognized professionally as having completed a rigorous education and training program that satisfies industry standards. The BOC COF Scope of Practice provides greater detail regarding the role of a BOC Certified Orthotic Fitter.


How to Become a BOC Orthotic Fitter

Exam Preparation Resources Candidate Handbook

BOC COF candidates will need to:

The continuing education portal contains entry-level course providers that have gone through BOC's Course Provider Approval Program and meet the requirements for the BOC Certified Orthotic Fitter (COF). A comprehensive list of approved, entry-level COF courses is provided for your reference. If you are interested in becoming a BOC COF, please consult the BOC COF Certification Process for full details on how to become certified.


Continuing Education

Once you have earned BOC COF credentials, you will need to demonstrate your commitment to professional growth by earning continuing education credits. The orthotic field is dynamic and evolving. Ongoing learning throughout your career is essential to keeping up with the latest technology and process improvements in your profession. You can submit your CEUs online and view your CEU record immediately at MyBOC, your personal web portal. 

 


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