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About the SMS Exam

The SMS certification provides professional recognition and value for rehabilitation professionals with advanced knowledge and experience. The exam consists of 165 multiple choice questions that also incorporate photographs and videos.

The exam is administered via computer at Prometric test centers around the world. The exam is currently delivered in English.

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 accomodations.

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 one can re-apply with the re-take application, after which the test taker can retake the test at the reduced rate ($125) for up to one year after the original test was taken.