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To join the Academy, please review the membership descriptions below before choosing a membership type.

Accessing the Academy Paul E. Leimkuehler Online Learning Center (OLC)

If you'd like to take courses on the Paul E. Leimkuehler Online Learning Center (OLC) without joining the Academy, choose the 'Free OLC Account' below. Please keep in mind that Academy members save up to 60% on continuing education courses on the OLC and receive opportunities to earn credits in the Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics (JPO) and the Academy TODAY as well, all at significant discounts for members only.

General Membership Descriptions

  • Active membership is open to ABC certified practitioners. Credentials are CO, CP, CPO.
  • Affiliate membership is open to all ABC certified professionals except practitioners. Credentials include CFo, CPed, CTO, CPOA, and others.
  • Professional membership is open to all BOC certified individuals as well as professionals certified in other professions who work in O&P.
  • International Affiliate membership is open to practitioners certified, licensed, or otherwise allowed to practice in O&P in their respective countries. Individuals with ABC certifications who work in other countries are qualified for Active membership.
  • Resident membership is open to individuals who are working in an NCOPE accredited residency program or who have a confirmed residency in the future.
  • Student membership is open to students who are currently enrolled in a CAAHEP accredited practitioner program or an NCOPE accredited training program. Students in programs outside the US do not qualify for Student Membership.

If you have further questions, please contact the Academy by calling 202.380.3663.


American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 760
Bethesda, MD 20814

(202) 380-3663