Within the past 24 hours, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have issued updated guidance on measures to be taken to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 disease. In particular, the CDC lowered the number of people that should be able to congregate in the same space from 50 to 10 in the United States. Given this new guidance, RESNA's testing company, Prometric has determined it is necessary and appropriate to close their test centers in the United States and Canada for a period of 30 days, starting on March 17.
Prometric is extending a liberal rescheduling policy due to COVID-19. Candidates that are impacted due test center closures or other concerns related to COVID-19 will have the $100 reschedule fee waived. If you have been impacted and need to reschedule, please contact RESNA at email@example.com.
RESNA offers two certifications to recognize assistive technology (AT) service providers who have met a national standard of job-based knowledge and experience. By promoting the professionalism of AT service providers, RESNA's certifications ultimately serve to protect consumers of AT solutions.
Assistive Technology Professional Certification
The Assistive Technology Certification (ATP) recognizes demonstrated competence in analyzing the needs of consumers with disabilities, assisting in the selection of appropriate assistive technology for the consumer’s needs, and providing training in the use of the selected device(s).
The ATP examination is a 200 item multiple choice exam tests competency in the broad field of assistive technology practice.
Click here to visit the ATP section of the website
Seating and Mobility Specialist Certification
The SMS certification 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.
Click here to vist the SMS section of the website