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2022 Larry Lange Fellowship Award – Apply Now

Apply for the Larry Lange Fellowship Award to advance your professional career. The $2000 award can be used towards your conference travels, conference registration fees, community outreach, or other events in the upcoming year, such as volunteer programs domestically...

CHEA and Its Work on Behalf of Accreditation

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) has produced the short video below, highlighting CHEA and its work on behalf of higher education accreditation and quality assurance. The two-minute video is designed to promote understanding of CHEA's value not...

OPERF Announces 2022 ABC Inaugural Student Poster Prize Recipients

FALLS CHURCH, VA —The Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF) and the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) are proud to announce the recipients of the 2022 inaugural ABC Student Poster Prizes. Prizes...

Spectrum News 1 Features Blue Grass Community and Technical College

A student of Bluegrass Community Technical College (BCTC)'s Orthotic Prosthetic Technology Program has channeled his family's proximity to the VA as a tool to work Veterans in the Lexington, KY area. Devin Lewis is in his second semester currently and says "I learned...

Susan Spaulding, MS, CPO Assumes the Chair Position on the NCOPE Board of Directors

Susan Spaulding, MS, CPO will serve as the chair of the NCOPE board of directors for a two-year term.  Prior to assuming the chair position, Susan developed and chaired the NCOPE Accreditation Committee, oversaw the revision and updates of the NCOPE Accreditation...

Our Mission: Improving lives and strengthening the profession through education.


NCOPE is responsible for accrediting orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic education programs including the clinical residency. In partnership with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), NCOPE leverages evidence-based accreditation practices to demonstrate its dedication to enhancing the profession. NCOPE is committed to enhancing the technical and clinical services delivered by the students and residents today, and in their future practice.




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