CFS Allied Health Education

ABC / NCOPE Approved Certified Fitter of Therapeutic Shoes Program

 

 

See our Schedule of Live Classes here!

100% Online Distance Learning Program - No travel and start anytime!

Call (918) 266-3678 to register or use form below to enroll online

Enroll for all classes here

 Visit our main website at www.certifiedshoefitter.com

  The ABC Certified Fitter of Therapeutic Shoes credential is for individuals who fit non-custom therapeutic shoes.

With a greater need for competent, reliable, and ethical patient care as it pertains to those who live with diabetes and the symptoms attributed to the disease, it is necessary to hold those responsible to a higher standard.

The fitter of therapeutic shoe certification is awarded as an attestation of competency for the public, those who require orthotic/prosthetic services as a result of diabetes, and those in other health professions. The awarding of an ABC fitter certification provides the certified fitter with an appropriate and meaningful recognition of professional competence.

Applicants for certification are required to complete established educational, experiential requirements.

Scope of Practice  - ABC Certified Fitter of Therapeutic Shoes
An ABC certified fitter of therapeutic shoes is an individual trained and qualified in the provision of non-custom therapeutic shoes and non-custom diabetic multi-density inserts. A certified fitter of therapeutic shoes is competent to practice within the scope of non-custom therapeutic footwear only.

The ABC certified fitter of therapeutic shoes is bound by the ABC Code of Professional Responsibility, which is enforced by a Professional Discipline program. The ABC certified fitter of therapeutic shoes is obligated to support and conform to professional responsibilities that promote and assure the overall welfare of the patient and the integrity of the profession. The time-limited certification is based on participation in the Mandatory Continuing Education program.

Eligibility Criteria to sit for ABC Exam (to be obtained after attending our class):
  • 250 hours of patient contact which includes fitting of therapeutic shoes
  • An attestation form verifying the shoe fitting experience. This form must be signed off by the candidate's supervisor, a referral source or a coworker who is familiar with the candidates work experience.
  • Completion of an NCOPE approved Therapeutic Shoe Educational Course
  • Successful completion of an ABC administered 100 question, multiple choice exam

 

100% Online Distance Learning Program (DLP) Details

$295

A minimum of 16 contact hours will be required. The program consists of an 14-hour self-paced online component that is comprised of Flash-based narrated PowerPoint lectures, labs, self assessments and videos followed by a 2-hour Skype based one-on-one class covering the hands-on and lab components. It is ideal for the busy professional that has intermediate computer skills and shoe fitting experience.

 

Online (Done before attending the Web-based Virtual Class)

Module

Lecture / Lab / Self Assessment
Basic Foot Anatomy Online
Terminology Online
Material Science Online
Foot Pathologies Online
Documentation Online
Ethics Online
Diabetic Complications Online
Functional Foot Assessment Online
Patient Evaluation Online
Shoe Fitting Online

 

Web-based Virtual Class (Call to schedule)

  • Patient Evaluation & Techniques
  • Pedograph, Patient Evaluation & Foot Assessment Labs
  • Foot Measurement, Shoe Fitting & Selection / Shoe Fitting Lab
  • Shoe Lacing / Shoe Adjustment Labs

Call (918) 266-3678 to register or use form below to enroll online

Enroll for all classes here

 

 

12 Hour Online plus 4 Hour Live Class

(1 + 1 Course)

$295

Schedule of Live Classes here!

A minimum of 16 contact hours will be required. The program consists of a 12-hour online self paced component that is comprised of Flash-based narrated PowerPoint lectures followed by a 4-hour live class covering the hands-on and lab components. It is ideal for the busy professional that has intermediate computer skills.

Online (Done before, or after attending Class Day)

Module

Lecture
Basic Foot Anatomy Online
Terminology Online
Material Science Online
Foot Pathologies Online
Documentation Online
Ethics Online
Diabetic Complications Online
Patient Evaluation In Class
Shoe Fitting In Class

 

4 Hour Live Class Day

  • Patient Evaluation & Techniques
  • Pedograph, Patient Evaluation & Diabetic Foot Assessment Lab
  • Foot Measurement, Shoe Fitting & Selection / Shoe Fitting Lab
 

Our live classes are held in varius locations. However, arrangements for private classes at your location may be made for an additional fee (Travel expenses and meeting room, if required) with a minimum of 4 students.

Call (918) 266-3678 to register or use form below to enroll online

Enroll for all classes here

Instructors:
Rick E. Sevier BS Ed., BOCO C. Ped., BOCPd, ROPA - Field Instructor
Yolanda M. Sevier LPN, C. Ped. BOC Pedorthist - Field Instructor