Update on specialty certification


RESNA posted an update on its efforts to create a specialty certification for seating and mobility to its Web site this week. The association anticipates the new certification will be available via computer-based testing beginning February 2010. A few new details:

  • RESNA seeks input on naming the new certification. The certificaiton will be a modifier to the current assistive technology professional (ATP) certificaiton. RESNA envisions the modifier being added to the ATP with a slash or hyphen. For example: ATP-SMS (seating and mobility specialist). Send your suggestions to this address.
  • Applicants for the new certification must be an ATP and obtain four points from a combination of some of the following activities: direct clinical service (1,000 hours of direct customer service experience in seating and mobility); clinical service delivery; advocacy—community, client, profession; mentoring/supervision in seating and wheeled mobility; presentations/formal instruction; learning/continuing education; publications; or research.

Will you take the test?

Liz Beaulieu