Mid West Flooding


The NBCOT hopes that those OTCs and their families affected by the recent floods in the Mid-West are safe.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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 April 2019 Examination



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

Applications RECEIVED February 20 through March 22, 2019 must include a $100.00 late fee.


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NCCA Accredidation


 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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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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