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What to Know About Seeking ATP Credentials
Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
Category: Events

* This event will be held live via Zoom. *

Timed Agenda
6:00 - 6:40 Presentation by Speakers
  • Overview and background (10 min)
  • Benefits of ATP credentials (10 min)
  • Credential requirements (10 min)
  • Pathway options (5 min)
  • Maintenance requirement (5 min)
6:40 - 7:00 Question and Answer

Event Description
Have you considered seeking RESNA credentials as an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP)? This course will include a discussion of benefits of ATP credentials, requirements and different pathways to obtain credentials, and what is required to maintain them. This course is not a study-guide for the exam, but resources will be provided for attendees interested in pursuing certification.

Speaker Biographies
Caroline Portoghese, OTR/L, ATP/SMS, MSCS, LNHA, MBA  has 25 years of clinical experience. She has worked in specialty clinics in seating & wheeled mobility and assistive technology and general OT in outpatient rehab and post-acute care. She has also worked in custom seating, and industry in a research and development model. She currently works in complex rehab/medical supply at Handi Medical. She has had Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification since 2007, and Seating Mobility Specialist (SMS) credentials since 2013. She has supported others seeking ATP credentials, and has facilitated writing test questions for the ATP exam.

Tamara Vos-Draper, PhD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS  has 25 years clinical experience and has been on faculty in the OT program at the University of Minnesota since 2017. Areas of expertise include assistive technology (AT) and seating and mobility.  She currently teaches an AT course in the OT program and conducts research in the area of pressure injury prevention in wheelchair users using pressure map visualization as a feedback tool in a mobile app.  She has had an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification since 2009 and Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS) certification since 2014.

Learning Objectives
Participants will:
  • Understand the benefits of obtaining an ATP certification as they relate to their area of practice.
  • Determine their eligibility for ATP certification.
  • Identify the resources available for preparing to take the ATP certification examination.
  • Compare RESNA’s 5-areas of AT Body of Knowledge to the OT Practice Framework.
Target Audience: OT, OTA, Student

Level of Content: Introductory

AOTA Practice Area:  Children & Youth, Health & Wellness, Productive Aging, Rehabilitation & Disability

CEUs: 1

Fees: $5 MOTA Members/ $25 non-members


Contact: [email protected]