W We understand you need a solution to the cancellation of live mastectomy fitter training courses due to COVID-19. We are proud to now offer the certified fitter pre-certification training course, and eight one-hour on-line courses.
Introducing the NEW! ABC’s of Fitting Basic Foundations of Fitting online training course. This course fulfills all American Board for Certification (ABC)- and Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC)-approved mastectomy fitter pre-certification education-course requirements. This computer-based, no-travel-required, learner-led course can be completed from the safety and comfort of your office or home, on your schedule! Click here for more information and to start the course.
If you are already a certified fitter and need CEU’s please take advantage of the eight online courses that are conveniently available 24/7. Click here for more information.
NOTE: While both Certified and uncertified fitters can learn from and take advantage of the eight one-hour ABC University online courses, only Certified fitters will earn CEUs which are automatically reported to ABC and/or BOC monthly as they only post “distance-learning” CEUs monthly. This means CEUs will not post immediately to your ABC and/or BOC account after your completion of an ABC University online course. Please contact ABC and/or BOC directly regarding the posting of your CEUs.
Why online training might be right for you:
- Choice: Choose courses that interest you
- Flexibility: Take courses when it’s convenient for you
- Pacing: Digest course work at your own pace
- Savings: Often online courses are more cost-effective than live courses
NOTICE: Your ABC University account may become INACTIVE after a period of inactivity. To reactivate an account, please contact Nikki M. Giamarino, CFm, at
(770) 933-3444, ext. 234 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click an ABC University online-training course below to learn more:
The ABC’s of Fitting Basic Foundations of Fitting course is the “Pre-certification” or “Approved Entry Level” course that not only meets but exceeds the pre-certification prerequisites set forth by both ABC and BOC. Please note this is a three-component course. Each component must be completed to earn a Certificate of Completion.
How does it work?
It’s as easy as 1, 2, and 3. This course is divided into three components:
COMPONENT 1: Learner-led, computer-based online training. Experience learning from the comfort and convenience of your computer at your home of office. You have 30 days from the date you purchase this course to complete this component. A hard copy of the computer-based presentation and an ABC product catalog will be mailed* to you after you complete this component.
*Cost includes free shipping of materials only to US street addresses – no PO boxes.
COMPONENT 2: Live, virtual demonstration, product review, and Q and A opportunity with American Breast Care Education and Sales staff. After you complete Component 1, instructions on how to register for any one of the following Component 2 dates will be emailed to you: Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 1 PM ET to 3 PM ET; Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 1 PM ET to 3 PM ET; Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 1 PM ET to 3 PM ET. You only need to register for ONE of the COMPONENT 2 dates. You will need access to a computer or smart device as Zoom technology will be utilized for this component of the course.
COMPONENT 3: Live, virtual competency evaluation with a member of the ABC Education staff. After you complete Component 2, instructions on how to set an appointment and what the expectations are for this component will be emailed to you the day after you complete Component 2. You will need access to a computer or smart device with a microphone and camera as Zoom technology will be utilized for this component of the course. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you after you complete this component.
I need to get certified. Is this the required, prerequisite course I must complete before I can sit for the ABC and/or BOC Certification Exam?
YES! This course meets all ABC- and BOC-approved mastectomy fitter pre-certification education course requirements.
How long will it take me to complete this course?
Each leaner is different and will progress at their own pace, but please budget 8-10 hours to complete Component 1. Remember, this was a 9-hour live course!
How do I take for the course?
Please click on the Instructions tab below.
I have questions. Who should I contact?
Please email Nikki Giamarino, CFm at email@example.com.
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