Qulifications

Clinical Staff

Winnipeg P&O employs Canadian Board for Certification of Prosthetists and Orthotists (CBCPO) certified practitioners. To earn the designation Certified Prosthetist C.P.(c) or Certified Orthotist C.O.(c) a clinician must have completed:

• A minimum two year residency followed by a 3 day national exam including oral, practical and written segments.

• A two year Prosthetic and Orthotic program in a CBCPO accredited school; George Brown College in Toronto or British Columbia Institute of Technology in Vancouver with a prerequisite of an undergraduate degree or equivalent training

or

• Prosthetic and/or Orthotic education and training in a foreign country, deemed equivalent by the CBCPO education committee

Technical Staff

Winnipeg P&O employs Canadian Board for Certification of Prosthetists and Orthotists (CBCPO) Registered Technicians. To earn the designation Registered Prosthetic Technician R.T.P.(c) or Registered Orthotic Technician R.T.O.(c) the technician must have completed an internship period followed by a 2 day national exam including practical and written segments. Internship periods are:

• A minimum two year internship under the guidance of a Certified Practitioner or Registered Technician in the specific discipline, for technicians who have completed the two year Prosthetic and Orthotic Technical program at George Brown College in Toronto

or

• A minimum four year internship under the guidance of a Certified Practitioner or Registered Technician in the specific discipline, for technicians without any formal P&O Technical Training

Established in 1966, the CBCPO is Canada's national governing body for Prosthetics and Orthotics, and sets the standards for education, residency requirements, national exams and continuing education. When dealing with a CBCPO practitioner you are guaranteed the highest quality and healthcare standards for Prosthetic and Orthotic services in Canada.