Texas Board of Orthotics and Prosthetics Apply for a New License - Prosthetist or Orthotist Requirements

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Academic requirements for a prosthetist or orthotist license. The applicant must hold:

  • a bachelor's degree in:
    • prosthetics and orthotics from a college or university educational program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) while the applicant attended the program or a college or university educational program accepted by the board as having educational standards equal to or exceeding CAAHEP standards; or
    • any subject and a prosthetic or orthotic certificate from a practitioner educational program accredited by CAAHEP while the applicant attended the program, or a practitioner education program accepted by the board as having educational standards equal to or exceeding CAAHEP standards; or
  • The applicant must submit an affidavit, signed by the prosthetist(s) or orthotist(s) or prosthetist/orthotist(s) who directly supervised the applicant, attesting to the applicant's successful completion of not less than 1900 hours of clinical prosthetic or orthotic residency, or 4500 hours of post graduate clinical experience, if applying with an associate degree before January 1, 2005. See the rules 821.31 Standards, Guidelines, and Procedures for a Professional Clinical Residency.
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Last updated January 17, 2014
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    Board of Examiners for  State Board of Examiners for Orthotics and Prosthetics

    Board of Examiners for  State Board of Examiners for Orthotics and Prosthetics