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Resident Registration Form

Registration Information

The following documentation and fees are required as part of the official registration.  Any fees not processed using the electronic credit card processing resource are to be mailed to:

National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education
330 John Carlyle Street, Suite 200,
Alexandria, VA 22314-5760

All residents must register with NCOPE before beginning an accredited residency program. Registering up to 30 days in advance is recommended; and 2 weeks prior to the start date of your residency is required. Once your registration has been processed, you will receive confirmation of your registration from NCOPE (allow up to 14 business days from the date received).

Please note: your NCOPE residency site must be accredited in your residency program discipline in order to be registered.

1. Resident Registration Fee: The registration fee is $1,800.00 dollars for a 12-month single discipline residency and the registration fee for the 18-month dual residency is $3,600.00 dollars. Payment is expected to be received at the time of registration. If payment is not included with the registration form, an invoice will be generated. Please note: It is the resident’s responsibility to ensure that the residency fee is paid and must be paid in full to avoid a delay in completing your residency. NCOPE does not offer financial assistance or payment plans. A convenience fee of $41.25 for the 12-month resident registration fee or $82.50 for the 18-month resident registration fee will be applied to the total amount for credit card transactions. In the event that a resident changes a residency site, NCOPE reserves the right to prorate the registration fee. Residents are responsible for notifying NCOPE of changes to their residency program. This includes but is not limited to, change in residency locations and staff changes. Admin fees, on occasion may be assessed. For additional information on fees, visit

2. General Information/Education: Residents must possess a college degree and satisfy the orthotic- prosthetic educational qualifications as outlined in the NCOPE’s Standards of Accreditation for the Orthotic/Prosthetics Residency Program.

3. Official Transcripts: Transcripts must be submitted from the college or university which conferred your graduate degree. Transcripts may be sent directly to NCOPE from the school or enclosed in official sealed envelopes mailed with your registration form. eTranscripts directly from the college or university are also acceptable and should be emailed to All transcripts must be received within the first 60 days of starting a residency program. For each day after the initial 60 days, the resident’s end date will be extended. Transcripts are not official if opened by the resident. Student copies of transcripts are not acceptable. If you are registering for a second residency, you do not have to submit a new transcript. Effective July 1, 2018, the minimum education requirement for admission to a residency program, either domestic or foreign educated, is a master's degree in orthotics & prosthetics.

4. Foreign trained O&P practitioners must obtain a World Education Services (WES) Report: Residents who received their orthotics and prosthetics education outside of the United States must submit an official evaluation of the education from WES, P.O. Box 5087, New York, NY 10274-5087, 212-966-6311, Please refer to NCOPE Residency Standard 3.2.2 for additional information.

5. Residency Site Information: The facility must be accredited by an organization that accredits Comprehensive Orthotic and Prosthetic Patient Care Services and requires a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited orthotic and prosthetic education for orthotists and prosthetists, in order to participate in the residency program.  NCOPE residency program accreditation must be held prior to the resident beginning a residency program.

6. Exam Registration: A residency must be marked complete in order to take the ABC certification exams.

7. Residency Tracks: A resident cannot change their residency and or career track if they have been registered for their residency with NCOPE for more than 30 days. Refer to NCOPE'S Policies & Procedures. It is the responsibility of the resident to ensure a facility can offer an experience related to a “clinical track or research and development track.” Reference Standard 2.6.

8. Switching Residency Sites: When switching sites, NCOPE must have appropriate evaluations and assignments on file from the former site coinciding with the time spent at the former site.  The resident and mentor at the previous site must submit a notice of incomplete residency form and a new registration form to be processed when switching or changing sites.
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