Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS)

SMS General Info

Earn the Seating and Mobility Specialist Certification.

The SMS certification recognizes demonstrated competence in seating and mobility assessment, funding resources, implementation of intervention, and outcome assessment and follow-up.

The updated SMS certification exam launched on March 1, 2024. Candidates who submit applications and are approved at this time will receive a $50 discount on the exam because they will have to wait until May 2024 for their score report, in order for RESNA to complete the standard setting for this exam. The normal cost for the exam is $250.

Please note: Any SMS testing candidates will be unable to schedule their exam between May 13-24. 

The Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS) is a specialty certification for professionals working in seating and mobility. While the ATP is a broad-based exam covering all major areas of assistive technology, the SMS exam is focused specifically on seating, positioning, and mobility. The program is intended for clinicians, suppliers, engineers and others involved in seating and mobility service provision.