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Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician


Orthotic/Prosthetic technicians assist in the fabrication and assembly of orthotic devices, and orthotic braces. Additionally, prosthetic technicians may support in repairs, changes, and maintenance of existing prostheses and orthoses

Steps to becoming a licensed Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician in Nova Scotia.

Step 1
Complete an Orthotic or Prosthetic Technician program

Toronto’s George Brown College offers a Prosthetics and Orthotics Technician program. It’s a two-year technical diploma that will also require an apprenticeship.

Step 2
Complete on-the-job training

Complete a 22-month apprenticeship in Orthotics, under the supervision of a certified or registered prosthetic/orthotic clinician.

Step 3
Complete your CBCPO exam

After two years of working experience, you have the option to complete the registration exam with the Canadian Board for Certification of Prosthetics and Orthotists (CBCPO).

Step 4
Register as an Orthotic or Prosthetic Technician

Upon successful completion of your exam, you can register with Orthotics Prosthetics Canada (OPC).