Martin Luther King Day

In observance of the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, the NBCOT office will be closing at 3:00 pm EST on Friday 1/18/19

The NBCOT office will re-open on Tuesday 1/22/19 at 9:15 am EST 

Recertification Reminder


If you became certified or recertified in the year 2013 you are due to recertify this year.

CEUs and documentation must be received no later than October 1, 2019 to avoid the $100.00 late fee.

If recertifying by examination, November 2019 is the last testing cycle to recertfiy by examination.

Application Deadline For February 2019 Examination


The deadline to receive applications for the February 2019 testing cycle is December 20, 2018. 

Applications RECEIVED December 21 through January 22, 2019 must include a $100.00 late fee.


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NCCA Accredidation

The NBCOT is accredited by the National Commission for Credeniling Agencies.  The NCCA accreditation is a means of demonstrating to your board, your profession and your certificants that your certification has been reviewed by a panel of impartial experts that have determined that your program has met the stringent standards of NCCA.  NCCA accreditation provides certification programs and maintenance of our members a means to answer the question, "who reviewed your certification program?"which is sometimes asked by members of your profession, courts, and employers. 

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About Us

Our Mission Statement


The mission of the NBCOT shall be that of establishing the criteria for certification in Orthopaedic Technologies.  The NBCOT will assure the validity of the certifying process as well as methods of maintaining minimal levels of competency through continuing education.

The NBCOT is established to ensure that the process of certification and continuing education will provide to the general population and the medical community qualified and competent clinicians who are Certified Orthopaedic Technologists

Experience and Professionalism


The National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Technologists, Inc. (NBCOT) is a not-for-profit credentialing agency that has provided certification for the Orthopaedic Technology profession since 1982.  

NBCOT serves the general public by developing, administering, and continually reviewing a certification process that reflects current standards of competent practice in Orthopaedic Technology.  

The NBCOT was formed to credential those persons with proven measurable knowledge and skills as Orthopaedic Technologists.

Credentialing is done initially by a 150 question Certification Examination and subsequently by accumulating Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or by retaking the examination.

The OTC® Examination is the only Orthopaedic Technologist Certification accredited by the National Commission for Credentialing Agencies (NCCA®).

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