Charlie Raphael joins RESNA as Director of Certification and Education

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 10:15am
Certification News

Charlie Raphael joined RESNA on September 19, 2017 as its new Director of Certification and Education. As such, Charlie will lead efforts to maintain our flagship credentialing program that includes the ATP (Assistive Technology Professional) and SMS (Seating and Mobility Specialist) certifications.  Charlie recently worked as Director of Certification, Education and Training for the Application Developers Alliance. He holds a BA in Communications from George Mason University.

He brings over 10 years of certification experience as well as a strong background in marketing. Incoming Professional Standards Board (PSB) Chair Brian Burkhardt, outgoing PSB Chair Dan Cochrane, and Education Committee Chair Meghan Donahue participated in the search process.

Please welcome Charlie to the RESNA staff team!  His email is


RESNA is the premier professional membership organization dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people with disabilities through increasing access to technology solutions. RESNA offers the Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification and the Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS) certification for assistive technology professionals working in the field. RESNA also offers a robust program of continuing education, including instructional courses, an annual conference, a scientific journal, and a full calendar of webinars. Find out more at