Live or Online

We appreciate that different people learn in different ways. While more advanced continuing education courses are offered online, the Applied Technology Institute (ATi) orthotic fitter school is available either live or online.

  • Online learning is convenient, saves travel related costs, and allows for review of material that has already been viewed. Note: for those seeking orthotic fitter certification, a live two-day hands-on fitting lab is still required. Fitting labs may be scheduled independently but are usually conducted on Thursday and Friday of the live schools.

    If you choose the online format, access is granted for 90 days. It is strongly suggested that the course be completed within 60 days so the last 30 days after the live fitting lab can be used to review the material. There is a $100 fee for each 30 day extension.

    Online learning requires significant self-discipline when study time can be set aside free of distractions to optimize the learning experience.

  • Live programs allow for instant interaction with instructors and other students. Q&A time during or after each program can bring the application of knowledge closer to your specific situation. Being at the live course eliminates potential distractions that might occur while taking the course online. Live programs are generally recommended for those with little or no training or experience in the field.