Pedorthist Frequently Asked Questions
What are the program prerequisites?
You must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
What is a Certificate Program?
A Pedorthist is required to be certified by an accrediting entity such as the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics in order to practice. In some states Pedorthists are required to be licensed. To be able to take the certification exam with an accrediting entity, you must have a program certificate verifying you have taken and passed an accredited Pedorthic Program. You will receive a Program Certificate from the College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) at Kennesaw State/Foot Solutions Academy of Pedorthic Science.
Why should I choose Kennesaw State University/Foot Solutions Academy of Pedorthic Science Pedorthist Certificate Program?
A significant portion is available online and the remaining Onsite courses can be completed in ten days. The Onsite classes will be scheduled to accommodate the needs of our students. The Academy of Pedorthic Science may be the fastest track to becoming a Certified Pedorthist. Our Pedorthic Certificate Program is sponsored by the College of Continuing and Professional Education at Kennesaw State University and approved by NCOPE and ABC.
How long is the class?
The National Commission on Orthotic & Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) is the credentialing body which approves all education programs for orthotics, prosthetics and pedorthics in the country and curriculum requirements which must be met. The program is required to be minimum of 140 hours. Our Online classes can be taken any time at your convenience. You must complete the Online and Onsite classes within six months. The Onsite segment is completed in 10 days and is Monday-Saturday the first week and Monday-Friday the second week.
What is the cost?
The tuition for the Pedorthist Certificate Program is $3,200.00 and a materials fee of $500.00. The $3200.00 is paid through CCPE when you register for the class. The materials fee is paid directly to the Foot Solutions Academy of Pedorthic Science (see FAQs “When and how do I register?” section for payment details) no later than 3 business days prior to the start of the onsite class start date. For refund of tuition, you must cancel before you receive your online login. Exceptions may be made for mitigating circumstances and must be approved by the Academy.
What does the Materials Fee cover? (Android Tablets will be distributed at the first Onsite class.)
To successfully complete the Pedorthist Certificate Program you will be issued an android tablet with all course materials loaded on it. All orthotic materials you will use in the laboratories are provided. These include pre-fabricated arch supports, custom orthotics blank materials, practice shoes for shoe modification practice, EVA molding materials to create positive molds for custom molded shoes and orthotics, multiple density base orthotic layer materials, adhesives and your safety aids such as goggles, masks, etc. You will be working with materials as specified by Medicare (and adopted by most insurance plans) which will meet the medical criteria of an orthotic as stated in their coverage determinations.
What is the 2018 and 2019 Onsite Class Schedule?
We currently have four classes scheduled in 2018. We will add classes as needed based upon enrollment. If we add an Onsite class, we will update the schedule listed below.
Where the Onsite classes held?
Onsite classes are held at our Atlanta, Georgia Pedorthic Training Center.
The Academy of Pedorthic Science
104 Interstate North Pkwy, East, SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
How do I register?
Students would register through Kennesaw State University. When you register, registration will include both the Online and Onsite segments. When you register, you must select an Onsite class you wish to attend. Both the Online and Onsite segments must be completed within 6 months.
Registration via Kennesaw State University
1. Online using the KSU website.
2. Over the Phone: Call CCPE at 470-578-6765 or 800-869-1151 from 8 a.m.-8p.m. M-T, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. F. Register using a credit card or debit card. For other options refer to the “Invoice Policy” under “Policies” on our website.
3. By Fax: Complete the registration form attached or on the website listed above and fax it to 470-578-9085.
4. By Mail: Fill out the registration form and mail it to: The College of Continuing and Professional Education, Kennesaw State University, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144. (If it is a last minute registration this is not a recommended method).
5. In Person: Fill out the registration form and bring it to the Registration Window at the KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30144.
Once you register, you will be sent your online login and access information. After you complete the online courses, pass the online exam and are ready to attend the Onsite classes, the Academy of Pedorthic Science will send a request for student information and materials fee.
Does the Program meet requirements of state licensure?
Yes. There are approximately twelve states which require state licensure for a Pedorthist to practice. The Academy of Pedorthic Science Certificate Program follows the NCOPE (www.ncope.org) approved curriculum meeting state requirements.
Where do I stay while in Atlanta?
We have special rates with several hotels/lodging close to our facility. Please see the attached Preferred Hotels and Transportation Guide.