In order to provide the necessary quality of prosthetics and orthotics services it is important that the personnel providing them has an adequate level of education and training.
ISPO/WHO Guidelines for Training Personnel for Prosthetics and Orthotics 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 Prosthetics and Orthotics Services (2005)