Program Accreditation


An accredited program is typically required to become certified or licensed. In addition to the certification or licensure requirements of the profession a student is studying, it is important to know the accreditation status of a program. With this knowledge, a program that is of a high quality will prepare one to seek certification upon graduation and advance ones career. RESNA's Committee on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Education (CoA RATE) accreditation program, through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), encourages you to do this for your academic program. 

RESNA will be conducting its first application review alongside this year’s Annual Conference.  

We will review all applications (completed self-studies) that are received by June 16, 2017.

What you need to do today to meet this goal:

  • Review the CoA RATE website and the application steps.  

  • Submit the preliminary application form to Melissa Campbell indicating your intent to apply for this review round.  

  • CoA RATE will review this form to ensure your program meets the criteria and will then invite your program to submit a self-study.

Additionally, monthly online "town hall" meetings on the following dates will answer questions you have about the overall process, application form, and/or self-study form:

  • March 15, 2017 at 2pm EST

  • April 20, 2017 at 12pm EST

  • May 18, 2017 at 12pm EST 

You can access the town hall with the following information:
Dial: 1-872-240-3311
Access Code: 353-697-509 #