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2022 Diversity Travel Award – Apply Now

NCOPE is proud to announce the first ever "Diversity Travel Award" is accepting applications! All requirements and details are available on the application. The $2000 award can be used to attend international conferences, symposiums, assemblies, clinics, or recognized...
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Tom Karolewski on Attending the 2022 AOPA Policy Forum

Immediate Past Chair for the NCOPE Board of Directors, Thomas Karolewski, sharing his experience attending the 2022 AOPA Policy Forum in-person in Washington, DC. He sheds light on the feedback he heard from student attendees as well as from the AOPA organizers. He...

NCOPE is Pleased to Participate in the ISPO Global Educators Meeting on June 8-10, 2022

NCOPE's executive director, Ms. Robin C. Seabrook, will be presenting on ISPO's accreditation processes linked to the orthotist/prosthetist level at the Global Educator's Meeting (GEM) scheduled .  NCOPE is a proud sponsor of US-based educational pathways in...

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...

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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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