Validate your skills in assistive technology and receive industry recognition by proving that you meet a bench mark level of training, experience, and continuing education.
RESNA offers national certification for three areas of assistive technology.Each certification promotes a standard for recognizing qualifications of AT professionals and validating broad-based knowledge required as the foundation for safe and effective service in the field of assistive technology. These standards aim to enhance service provision to people with disabilities who are seeking technology applications to maximize their ability to function in their environment.
The ATP certification 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 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.
Initial certification, earned through the application and exam process, is valid for two years. During the second year, when a certified ATP desires to renew his or her certification, documentation supporting the following requirements must be submitted to the Professional Standards Board at the RESNA offices.