Job requirements R.T.P.O. (registered Prosthetic And Orthotic Technician) near Vancouver (BC)
Find out what you typically need to work as a R.T.P.O. (registered prosthetic and orthotic technician) near Vancouver (BC). These requirements are applicable to all Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health) (NOC 3219).
This is what you typically need for the job.
- Dietary technicians require completion of a two- to three-year college program in dietary technology and supervised practical training.
- Pharmacy technicians usually require completion of a two- to three-year college program in pharmaceutics.
- Ocularists require completion of the ocularist training program of the American Society of Ocularists and supervised practical training or A five-year supervised practical training program under a certified ocularist.
- Certification by the National Examining Board of Ocularists is usually required.
- Prosthetists and orthotists require a two-year college program in prosthetics and orthotics technology and three years of supervised practical training.
- Certification by the Canadian Board of Certification of Prosthetists and Orthotists (CBCPO) may be required.
- Prosthetic and orthotic technicians usually require a two- to three- year college program in prosthetics and orthotics and one to two years of supervised practical training or Completion of secondary school and up to four years of supervised practical training under a certified prosthetist or orthotist.
- Registration with the Canadian Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (CAPO) may be required.
Professional certification and licensing
You might need to get a professional licence from a regulatory authority before you can start working. Licensing can be compulsory or voluntary, depending on the occupation.
- If the licence is compulsory, you must be certified before you can practise the occupation and use the professional designation.
- If the licence is voluntary, you don’t need to be certified to practise this occupation.
Find out if your occupation is regulated and contact the regulatory authority to learn about the certification process.
Do you want to work in another province or territory?
If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.
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