ARLINGTON, Va. — RESNA is now offering a specialized
certification in seating, positioning and wheeled mobility.
Certification as an assistive technology professional (ATP) is a
prerequisite to take the Seating and Mobility Specialist exam,
which consists of 165 multiple choice questions incorporating
photographs and videos. The first exam is expected to be given in
The new designation will be ATP/SMS. RESNA officials said the
term dates of the ATP and the SMS certifications will be "tied
together so that both can be renewed at the same time." No
additional continuing education will be required for the SMS;
however, some of the continuing education for the ATP renewal must
include seating and mobility training.
Cost of the exam is $250. To apply for the exam, the applicant
must be an ATP in good standing and have a minimum of 1,000 hours
of direct customer service in seating and mobility. Applicants must
also meet two of seven professional criteria, including: Continuing
education (1 CEU in seating and mobility-related services —
CRTS designation in good standing from NRRTS fulfills this
requirement); presentations/formal instruction;
mentoring/supervision; client service delivery; advocacy;
For more information, contact RESNA at 703/524-6686 or visit the
Web site at www.resna.org/content/index.php?pid=497.