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Certified Orthotic Fitter Course

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An ABC certified fitter-orthotics is a health care professional who is specifically educated and trained
in the provision of certain orthoses. This includes patient assessment, formulation of a treatment plan,
implementation of the treatment plan, follow-up and practice management. An ABC certified fitter orthotics
is competent to practice orthotics within a scope of practice that is specific to fitting certain
custom fitted, prefabricated and off-the-shelf orthoses as described below:

•Cervical orthoses, except those used to treat an unstable cervical condition
•Prefabricated orthoses for the upper and lower extremities, except for the following:
those used in the initial and/or acute treatment of long bone fractures and dislocations,
therapeutic (diabetic) shoes/inserts and functional electrical stimulation orthoses (e.g.
myo-orthosis, neuroprosthesis)
•Prefabricated spinal orthoses, except those used in the treatment of scoliosis or unstable
spinal conditions, or halo cervical orthoses
•Pressure gradient garments

This is an approved entry-level educational program for any individual wishing to become an American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics (ABC). Upon successful completion of this course, student(s) are eligible to apply for ABC Certification at the following website:  Candidates who have met the ABC requirements and passed the certification exam will be awarded the Certified Fitter-orthotics (CFo) credential. 

The Orthotic Fitters course consists of 24 hours online (which can be started the next day after registration) and 16 hours of clinical participation (lab), which equals to a total of 40 hours of instructions. This course also includes custom molded shoe which is mandatory in the state of Florida.

Online Class:
This course consists of structured synchronous online modules. Students are required to log on to D2L ( to access each module. For the online portion of this class, an exam is included after the modules. Upon successful completion of this online class, it is required that student(s) print their certificate of completion and bring it with them to the fitting lab. (Please Note: The online portion needs to be completed prior to attending the lab portion of this course.The 40 Contact Hour certificate for this course will be handed out at the end of the clinical lab.)
Clinical Lab Dates: December 5th & 6th  (Thursday & Friday)
Location: 2465 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL 33765
Bldg/Room: CR-191

Time: 8:30AM - 5:00PM

*Plan travel arrangements accordingly.

40 Hour CE approved for the following Florida professions only: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Orthotists, Prosthetists, Orthotist & Prosthetist (Dual), Orthotic Fitters, Orthotic Fitters Assistants.  Includes 24 Hours online content and 16 Hours clinical lab participation. 

For any additional questions regarding registration, please contact St. Petersburg College Workforce Institute:
Phone: 727-341-4445 or 727-302-6477

Class Details

80 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Online 24/7.  
  Weekly - Thu, Fri.  

Location : Clearwater Campus Location : 
  Clearwater Campus.

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Jillian Sheridan  2.Tom Chmielewski 

CEUs : 40



Please read:  Online Class Start Date: September 17 Clinical Lab Dates: December 5 -6, 2019 (Thursday & Friday) Location: 2465 Drew Street Clearwater, FL 33765 Bldg/Room: TBD

Class Price: 


Registration Closes On
Saturday, November 30, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/17/2019 - 12/3/2019 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM N/A - Online Tom Chmielewski  ; Jillian Sheridan 
12/5/2019 - 12/6/2019 Weekly - Thu, Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Clearwater, Clearwater Campus  Map, Room: CL-CR191 Tom Chmielewski  ; Jillian Sheridan