The ATP examination features 200 multiple choice questions that test competency in the broad field of assistive technology practice.
The four-hour exam is administered via computer at Prometric test centers around the world. The exam is currently delivered in English and Arabic.
Accommodations are available for candidates with special needs that comply with the American Disabilities Act (ADA). Candidates with special needs must request accommodations when they submit the Certification Application. Please contact RESNA to discuss available ADA accommodations.
The exam is preceded by a 10-minute tutorial which provides instruction on navigating through the exam. At the end of the exam, candidates will receive a preliminary Pass/Fail grade.
For candidates who fail the exam, the score report will show the overall percentage score earned and will include diagnostic information about the candidate's performance in each of the five major knowledge domains from the Exam Content Outline. There is a 90-day waiting period after taking the test before a test taker can retake the test at a reduced rate ($250). The reduced rate is good for up to one year after the original test was taken.
ATP Exam Development: RESNA's Exam Development process is led by psychometric consultants and guided by the input of assistive technology subject matter experts. Decisions regarding exam content distribution and exam passing scores are made by committee and are based on data provided by practitioners in the field. The processes, outlined below, promote an exam that is fair, reliable, valid, and legally defensible.
Updated ATP Exam: In 2017, RESNA's Professional Standards Board (PSB) completed its update of the Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification examination. Find out more about the process RESNA completed to craft a quality exam that tests candidates on knowledge in the field.
ATP Exam Statistics: See the performance of the ATP exam and summary data.