The OTC® is a Registered Trademark of the National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Technologists, Inc. By means of passing the Certification Examination or re-certifying by Continuing Education (CEUs), you have been given permission to use the designation OTC®. Pursuant to Federal Trademark Regulations, if you choose to use this mark on business cards, stationary, etc. you must use it in the following format:
Orthopaedic Technologist Certified
As of January 1, 2012 all active NBCOT Credential holders must submit prior to their re-certification lapse date two (2) professional style passport photo's no larger than 2"x 2". The photo form will be a part of all NBCOT Examination applications. The Photo ID form will be sent to all currently non-compliant credential holders, via US Mail and within any correspondence between the credential holder and the NBCOT, i.e. reports, receipts, etc.
Any credential holder that fails to submit two (2) professional passport type photos, will have their certification record marked as "non-compliant". If the credential holder submits the necessary CEUs for re-certification and still fails to submit the necessary photos, that credential holders certification record will be marked "Incomplete". No verification will be made on behalf of the credential holder until ID Compliance is complete.
Photos' can be taken at several locations such as CVS, WalMart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, etc.
Photo's submitted on anything except photo paper will not be accepted.
The current Photo ID Form can be downloaded in the download and links section of this page.
In the event you would like a new Certification ID Card, please compete the form found within the Links & Download section on the bottom of this page.
If your Certification ID Card has been stolen or you have lost it, please complete the "Report Lost or Stolen Credential" Form found in the Links & Download Section of this page.
The NBCOT no longer provides paper certificates with your certification. If you would like to have a paper certificate you can order one by downloading and completing the "Paper Certificate Order Form" and submitting the completed form with the appropriate fees to the NBCOT Office.
Question: Does the NBCOT sell or "rent" my personal information to outside vendors?
It is your responsibility to keep your certification record current and up to date in order to allow verification of your credentials to any HR department or verification source. The NBCOT will not be liable for any delay in the verification process due to your personal information not being current.
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