Transfer to R-NCOPE National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE)

Mission & Goals


NCOPE develops, implements, and assures compliance with standards for orthotic and prosthetic education through accreditation and approval processes that promote exemplary patient care.


  • To promote exemplary patient care by ensuring high quality educational programs for future generations of O&P professionals.
  • To ensure that O&P programs are comparable in quality and effectiveness by maintaining and applying comprehensive standards for accreditation and approval.
  • To apply such standards consistently in the evaluation of educational programs.
  • To establish and implement mechanisms for the continual improvement of residency programs.
  • To continue to strengthen NCOPE staff resources in response to an expanding agenda and a changing health care environment.
  • To manage, develop, and expand appropriate alliances.
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