Scheduling Your Exam

In order to sit for the exam, you must first choose a pathway and then submit the appropriate application for review. Please review the ATP Certification and the Accelerated Pathway for the ATP Certification in order to identify the pathway best suited to your needs and experiene. Once your application has been approved for either pathway, you will receive instructions on how to schedule your exam. The ATP Exam is delivered by Prometric, a leading provider of global, computer-based testing for certification and licensure exams. 

As of September 1, 2019, approved Accelerated Pathway candidates are permitted to sit for the ATP exam prior to submitting an application for the ATP Certification.

For ATP test-takers: If you must reschedule your exam, please refer to the Candidate Information Bulletin for procedures and fees. If you didn't pass the initial exam, you can email certification@resna.org to request an exam retake application. Please complete the necessary form and return it to certification@resna.org.

For SMS test-takers: If you are a current ATP in good standing, you may apply to take the SMS exam by using this form. If you didn't pass the initial exam, you can use this application to retake the exam. Please complete the necessary form and send this to certification@resna.org.

Testing Accommodations

RESNA and its testing agency, Prometric, comply with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (42 USCG Section 12101, et. seq.), and with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2000e, et. seq.). RESNA uses the guidelines put forth in the documents listed above to address similar requests made by candidates outside the U.S. Any individual who has a physical or cognitive impairment or limitation that prevents him/her from taking the exam under standard testing conditions may request special testing accommodations. The types of accommodations that may be provided include a person to read and/or mark the answer sheet, extended testing time, and/or a separate testing room.

A request for testing accommodations must be submitted to RESNA after submitting your exam fee. However, candidates cannot schedule their exam until the testing accommodation request has been reviewed and approved. Testing accommodations approved by RESNA will be transmitted to Prometric along with your testing authorization.

Testing accommodations requests must include a separate formal letter describing each of the following:

  • Candidate’s disability or special need
  • Adaptations the candidate is requesting
  • Documentation from a physician or other appropriate diagnostic authority concerning the disability and special needs

Documentation from a physician or appropriate authority (e.g., psychologist, vocational specialist, etc.) is required to approve the candidate’s testing accommodation request. After reviewing requests, RESNA will confirm your request. RESNA makes every effort to assist with testing accommodation, except when it may alter the exam or results, or if it causes an undue burden on the testing center. There is no additional charge for testing accommodations.

RESNA has recently announced the Accelerated Pathway for the ATP Exam program.

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