In order to provide the necessary quality of prosthetic and orthotic services, it is important that the personnel providing them has an adequate level of education and training.
ISPO/WHO Guidelines for Training Personnel for Prosthetic and Orthotic Services
ISPO has, in close collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), developed detailed education and training guidelines for the full professional prosthetist/orthotist (ISPO Category I), the orthopaedic technologist (ISPO Category II) and the orthopaedic technician/benchworker (ISPO Category III). The philosophy and curricula are widely accepted by most international governmental and non-governmental agencies in the field.
ISPO/WHO Guidelines for Training Personnel for Prosthetic and Orthotic Services (2005)