Free ATP/ATS Exam Overview

The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) offers national certification for specialists in rehabilitation and disability technology. The Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) exam assesses the knowledge and skills required to work with a disabled individual to select appropriate assistive technology.

The Assistive Technology Supplier (ATS) exam assesses the knowledge and skills required to sell and service rehabilitation equipment or commercially available assistive technology products. Both of these exams consist of 200 multiple-choice questions; 150 of these questions are common to both exams, while the remaining 50 are case presentations geared towards either practitioners or suppliers.

The examination covers the following 10 content areas: psychology and sociology (5% of the exam); human anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics (12%); basic etiologies and pathologies (8%); principles of learning and teaching (7%); assessment procedures (15%); service delivery systems and funding for assistive technology (9%); principles of design and product development (9%); basic product knowledge of assistive technology devices (16%); integration of person, technology, and the environment (12%); and professional conduct (7%). In order to sit for these exams, one must meet specific educational and work experience requirements. These requirements are listed in detail on the RESNA website. The ATP and ATS exams are administered annually at the following conferences: RESNA, Heartland, CSUN, ISS, MedTrade, United Cerebral Palsy Association of New York, and Closing the Gap. Individuals interested in taking the exams should find precise dates and locations on the RESNA website.

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Last Updated: 07/05/2018


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