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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

  • Professional membership is open to certified and/or licensed practitioners (orthotist, prosthetist, prosthetist-orthotist).  

  • Associate membership is open to all certified and/or licensed professionals except practitioners (orthotic/prosthetic assistants, technicians, pedorthists, and/or fitters)     

  • Affiliate membership is open to Individuals whose professions are affiliated with the provision of orthotic and/or prosthetic care and who are not eligible for other Academy membership categories, including without limitation physicians, nurses, therapists, researchers, and engineers. 

  • International Affiliate membership is open to Individuals practicing or affiliated with orthotic and prosthetic care outside of the United States of America, including without limitation, international clinicians, physicians, nurses, therapists, researchers, and engineers. 

  • Resident/Candidate membership is open to Individuals that have completed a CAAHEP-accredited program and are actively working toward certification as an orthotist and/or prosthetist. 

  • Student membership is open to Individuals currently enrolled in a CAAHEP-accredited program or other nationally recognized accredited degree program pursuing a career in orthotics and prosthetics. 

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