The title of Fellow is conferred upon Certified or Registered members who play a leading role within the profession and whose contributions have furthered the advancement of orthotics and prosthetics in Canada. This includes outstanding work completed at both the Provincial and National level, with government/lobbying agencies, a variety of volunteer educational roles, as an author contributing to members’ knowledge and professionalism and other contributions deemed to have enhanced the profession.
Today, OPC is proud to boast many active professionals with the Fellowship distinction. Their activities reflect ongoing professional involvement in a variety of capacities. They have been credentialed a minimum of 10 years, as Certified or Registered professional and have displayed exceptional depth and breadth in their contributions. OPC Fellows identify themselves with the FCBC acronym beside their professional designation.
Who are they? They are Canadian Orthotic and Prosthetic men and women from all across the country that have been peer-elected as having demonstrated an outstanding contribution in the furtherance and promotion of the profession in a distinguished manner.
The FCBC distinction was created in 1975 by the Canadian Board for Certification of Prosthetists and Orthotists (CBCPO), which is now Orthotics Prosthetics Canada (OPC).