How to verify a credential holder

Important Notice Regarding NBCOT Certification and Misrepresentation

Due to a number of certification misrepresentation and misuse matters which have occurred, it is prudent, and therefore highly recommended, that all interested parties contact the NBCOT in order to verify OTC and/or OT-SC certification(s).  We encourage interested parties to contact the NBCOT office in a timely manner, to determine the current certification status of an individual using the NBCOT credential.  Please note the following receipt of information that an inappropriate or unauthorized use of the NBCOT credential(s) may have occurred, the NBCOT will determine if responsive action(s) will be taken.

The NBCOT is aware that NBCOT certification credentials have been misused and misrepresented with respect to the following individuals:

Egon H. Trujillo

Carla Matthews Brown

Mark K. Smith



Verification of Credential Holders

Verification of an individual's Orthopaedic Technologist Certified (OTC ® ) or Orthopaedci Technologist - Surgery Certified (OT-SC ™) credential is available to all interested parties.

The National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Technologists, Inc. does not provide verbal/email verifications to employers or credentialing agencies.  Please use the Official Fax Verification Request Form posted below.  Fax Verification is used to check certficant status only.

If you wish to obtain an Official Verification Letter from the National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Technologists, Inc. , this certification information is reported on official NBCOT letterhead and carries the official stamp of the National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Technologist, Inc.  The Official Letter Verification Form is posted below.

Verifications will include any Disciplinary Actions on file, as well as general status information.  


Verification Fees

There is no charge for a Fax Status Verification.  

The fee for an Official Letter is $30.00.  It is sent directly from the NBCOT to the addressee (e.g., regulatory entity, credentialing agency, employer).  Payment may be made be group check, bank check, money order or credit card (Mastercard or Visa ONLY).

There is a $40.00 fee for any returned check.  Requests submitted without the required fee will be returned.  Please allow ten (10) Business Days for Official Letter verification and processing.  

Any Questions Regarding Verifications

 Contact the NBCOT office at: (866) 466-2268

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