ARLINGTON, VA – RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America, announced today that eligibility requirements for the Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) exam certification have been enhanced to better recognize candidates with master’s and bachelor’s degrees in special education. In addition, work experience has been modified to focus on actual hours worked, and professional training requirements are now included for certain degrees. The enhanced requirements go into effect April 1, 2012. Current candidates who have already been deemed eligible to take the exam are not affected, and there are no changes for those currently holding ATP certification.
The Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) Certification is offered only by RESNA, and over 7,000 assistive technology professionals have taken the exam. ATP certification is a clear way to identify professionals who have expertise in helping people with disabilities identify the proper assistive technology to meet their needs. ATP certification recognizes professionals who have reached an internationally accepted standard of knowledge in assistive technology, and promote RESNA’s code of ethics and highest ethical standards.
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