Apply for a Technician Registration

An orthortic or prosthetic technician fabricates, assembles, or services orthoses and/or prostheses under the direction of a licensed orthotist, licensed prosthetist/orthotist, licensed orthotist assistant, or licensed prosthetist/orthotist assistant, who is responsible for the acts of the technician.

Registration as a technician is voluntary. A technician is not authorized to provide patient care to orthotic or prosthetic patients, including ancillary or assistant patient care services.


Educational Requirements

You must hold at least a high school diploma or certificate of high school equivalency.

Please include with your application materials, one of the approved documents:

  • Official high school diploma
  • Official transcript indicating graduation from high school
  • Certificate of high school equivalency

Note that any materials submitted as part of the application process will not be returned.


Experience Requirement

You must have completed at least 1,000 hours of experience as a prosthetic or orthotic technician. The experience must be documented in the "Clinical Residency or Clinical Laboratory Experience" section of the license application form (see below).


Supervision Requirements

You must provide proof of a current supervisory relationship, as evidenced by a completed Orthotists and Prosthetists Supervision Agreement Form (PDF). Your supervisor must be a Texas licensed prosthetist, orthotist, prosthetist/orthotist, prosthetist assistant, orthotist assistant, or prosthetist/orthotist assistant.


Jurisprudence Exam

All applicants for initial licensure must complete the applicable jurisprudence examination before applying for a license. The jurisprudence examination must have been completed no more than six months prior to the license application date.


Application and Fee

Once the above requirements have been met, you may submit a completed license application form (Apply Online or see Orthotists and Prosthetists License Application PDF) with the appropriate fee, as listed below.

Type of License Requested Fee
Prosthetist or Orthotist Technician Registration $100
Prosthetist-Orthotist Technician (Dual) Registration $150

 


Applicants with Criminal Convictions

TDLR's Licensing Division conducts a criminal background check through the Department of Public Safety (DPS) on each original license application and each renewal application filed. If the application or the DPS check reveals a conviction that could be a basis for denying the license, the Licensing staff will refer the matter to TDLR's Enforcement Division for further review.

Please see the Guidelines for License Applicants with Criminal Convictions, which describe the process by which TDLR determines whether a criminal conviction renders an applicant an unsuitable candidate for the license, or whether a conviction warrants revocation or suspension of a license previously granted.

You will need to provide information on all felony and/or misdemeanor offenses as part of your license application. You will need to provide information if you have ever been arrested, charged, convicted, entered a plea of nolo contendere (no contest), a plea of guilty, and/or received deferred adjudication for a felony or misdemeanor. You must also include any convictions which are currently on appeal. If you do not have a criminal history, check "No" on the criminal history questions. Failure to report your criminal history may jeopardize your application.