Board for Accreditation of Prescription Foot Orthotic Laboratories
Accredited facilities are required to complete and pass two components to qualify for accreditation. The first component is a technical component, which evaluates the expertise of the facility in filling standard foot orthotic prescriptions. The second component looks at the quality systems in place at the given facility, through the development of a quality assurance document. This document must address specific issues raised by the BAPFOL Quality Document. Both components are administered through a coded, juried process, to maintain objectivity in the results.
In order to maintain accreditation, Accredited Labs must:
1. Pay an annual fee of $100 USD,
2. Update QA Document when changes occur in the manufacturing process, i.e. integrating automation into a previously manual laboratory, and
3. Annually submit proof that the Labís Technical Director or Manager has attained at least 18 CEC hours.
If your facility is interested in becoming a BAPFOL Accredited facility, please contact the Board through the PFOLA International Association office at 1-604-685-4818 or 1-800-347-6585 (toll-free within North America). For an application form, please click here. Please note - a completed application must be accompanied with the examination fee of $700 USD.
Only BAPFOL Accredited facilities may display the Seal of Accreditation.
The laboratories listed below have all achieved BAPFOL Accreditation.
Allied OSI Labs
Biotech Orthotic Design Inc. - Canada
Deaconess Clinic Orthotic Laboratory
Eastern Podiatry Lab
Foot Management, Inc.
International Orthotic Labs, Inc.- Canada
JSB Orthotics and Medical Supply, Inc.
Kintec Footlabs Inc. - Canada
KLM Orthotic Laboratories, Inc.
Mark Fugit Orthotic Laboratory
Mercury Labs, Inc.
North Star Podiatric Lab, Inc.
Northwest Podiatric Laboratory, Inc.
Orthotic Devices, Inc - Canada
Orthotics East Ltd. - Canada
Paris Orthotics, Ltd. - Canada
Partnership Fabrication Systems/Richey Lab
Pedorthic Technology Ltd. - Hong Kong
Precision Orthotics Laboratory - Canada
Spalding Orthopedic Design Inc. - Canada
Ultrex Podiatric Laboratories - Canada