National Board for Certification

 of Orthopedic Brace Technologists

Improving Patient Care Through

Competency Testing


The National Board for Certification of Orthopedic Brace Technologists is a not-for-profit credentialing agency that provides certification for the allied professionals who fit orthopedic bracing within the physician's office. NBCOBT serves the public interest by developing, administering, and continually reviewing a certification process that reflects current standards of competent practice in brace fitting. We also work with state regulatory authorities, providing information on credentials, professional conduct, and regulatory and certification renewal issues.

Other national certifications now offered in brace fitting do not recognize the need to fit fracture braces. In fact, they prohibit it. The OBT is specially educated and trained to provide fracture care under the supervison of the physician.