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

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

  • a bachelor's degree in;
    • prosthetics and orthotics from a college or university educational program accredited by the 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
    • any subject and a prosthetic certificate and an 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
  • until January 1, 2005,
    • an associate degree in prosthetics and orthotics from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization such as Southern Association of Schools and Colleges, or
    • an associate degree in any subject from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization such as Southern Association of Schools and Colleges, and:
      • six semester hours of anatomy and physiology
      • six semester hours of physics or chemistry
      • three semester hours of trigonometry or higher mathematics
  • Postgraduate requirements for the prosthetist/orthotist license.
  • The applicant must submit an affidavit, signed by the prosthetist(s) and 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 residency and not less than 1900 hours of clinical orthotic residency, or 4500 hours of post graduate clinical experience in each discipline if applying with an associate degree before January 1, 2005, as described in 821.31 of the rules.
  • If any of the clinical prosthetic/orthotic residency is completed in Texas on or after January 1, 1999, the supervising prosthetist(s) and orthotist(s) or prosthetist/orthotist(s) must be licensed.
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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