Congratulations on your decision to become a Certified Mastectomy Fitter!

NOTICE: American Breast Care does NOT award certification. Please continue reading for more information on how to obtain certification from American Board for Certification (ABC) and/or Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC).

What is a certified mastectomy fitter?

A certified mastectomy fitter is an allied health care professional that is qualified to provide and/or supervise the assessment, treatment plan development, implementation, and follow-up and practice management of patients using external breast prostheses and other post-mastectomy services.

Certified mastectomy fitters are recognized professionally as having completed rigorous education and training programs that satisfies industry standards.

What does a certified mastectomy fitter do? Pursuant to a physician’s order, a certified mastectomy fitter measures a patient and properly fits, dispenses, and adjusts external breast prostheses, bras, and related supplies. They are integral to the physical and emotional well-being of patients, providing instruction and training on how to properly use and maintain post-mastectomy products.

Why should you obtain certified fitter status?

Obtaining certified status lends credibility, status, professionalism, and sense of commitment. It may also give you a competitive edge in a job-seeking situation.
For more information on how to obtain and maintain certified mastectomy fitter status, please visit the American Board For Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC) website and the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) website.

If you are contemplating opening your own business, please research Accreditation as well if you plan to provide services to Medicare beneficiaries. Please click here for more information on Accreditation.

What’s the difference between certification and accreditation?

Certification is awarded to an individual. Mastectomy certification can be obtained through either American Board For Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC) and/or Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC).

Accreditation is awarded to a business. To furnish Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) to Medicare beneficiaries, suppliers must obtain accreditation by a CMS-approved independent national Accreditation Organization (AO). If you are contemplating opening your own business, please research accreditation requirements. Please click here for more information on accreditation.

How do I get certified?

For more information on how to obtain and maintain certified mastectomy fitter status, please visit the American Board For Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC) website and the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) website.