National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Technologists, Inc. ​

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About Us

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®).