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Professional Organizations

Affiliated and Related Organizations

American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP)
The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists is dedicated to promoting professionalism and advancing the standards of patient care through education, literature, research, advocacy, and collaboration.
The Amputee Coalition (AC)
The Amputee Coalition (AC) is a national, non-profit amputee consumer educational organization representing people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences. The ACA includes individual amputees, amputee education and support groups for amputees, professionals, family members and friends of amputees, amputation or limb loss related agencies, and organizations.
American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC)
The American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) is a national certifying and accrediting body for the orthotic and prosthetic professions.
American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA)
The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) is a national trade association committed to providing high quality, unprecedented business services and products to O&P professionals.
Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC)
The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) is a national certifying and accrediting body for the orthotic and prosthetic professions.
ExploreHealthCareers.org
Free information on health careers, enrichment programs & educational funding for minority and low income students.
International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO)
The International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO), is a multi-disciplinary organization comprised of persons who have a professional interest in the clinical, educational and research aspects of prosthetics, orthotics, rehabilitation engineering and related topics.
National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics & Proesthetics (NAAOP)
The National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) is a non-profit trade association dedicated to educating the public and promoting public policy that is in the interest of the O&P patient.
Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Fund (OPAF)
The Orthotic and Prosthetic Activities Fund (OPAF) is a nonprofit organization, a 501(c)(3) public charity, established and incorporated by the Orthotics and Prosthetics National Office. Dedicated initially to providing financial and in-kind support to the 1996 Paralympics, the Fund now generates its own initiatives through partnerships with individuals, organizations, and institutions engaged in raising public awareness of physical disability; and improving the quality of rehabilitation medicine, science, and technology.
oandp.com, the global information portal for orthotics and prosthetics
oandp.com is an Internet portal dedicated to providing comprehensive information and services to the orthotics and prosthetics profession. The vision of oandp.com is to make as much information as possible freely available to both professionals and consumers, toward the goal of improving the quality of care provided by O&P professionals and the quality of life of their patients.

Accreditation Resources

Association of Specialized & Professional Accreditors (ASPA)
The Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) provides a collaborative forum and a collective voice for the community of U.S. agencies that assess the quality of specialized and professional higher education programs and schools. ASPA represents its members on issues of educational quality facing institutions of higher education, governments, students and the public.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) is the largest specialized accreditation system in the country, accrediting educational programs in 18 disciplines. Today, CAAHEP is a dynamic allied health agency comprised of representatives from professional allied health organizations and related specialty and education groups
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is a private, nonprofit national organization that coordinates accreditation activity in the United States. They are the largest institutional higher education membership organization in the United States and has more than 60 participating national, regional and specialized accrediting organizations.
International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE)
The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) was established in 1991. The main purpose of the Network is to collect and disseminate information on current and developing theory and practice in the assessment, improvement and maintenance of quality in higher education.
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