Med One is a full service provider of custom and power mobility products, ranging from scooters and basic power wheelchairs to custom, complex group 3 wheelchairs.
We have licensed Assistive Technology Professionals (ATP) on staff.
The ATP certification recognizes demonstrated competence in analyzing the needs of consumers with disabilities, assisting in the selection of appropriate assistive technology for the consumers' needs, and providing training in the use of the selected devices. To take the exam for ATP certification, candidates MUST meet both the educational and work experience requirements ranging from 1,000-6,000 hours of experience over 6 years (depends on education level, i.e. HS graduate to Master’s Degree).
Currently, there are 1,200 ATPs in the U.S. and Canada (RESNA members – Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America).
There is also a certification to become a “Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS).” The SMS certification is a specialty certification for professionals working in seating and mobility. While the ATP is a broad-based exam covering all major areas of assistive technology, the SMS exam is focused specifically on seating, positioning, and mobility. The program is intended for clinicians, suppliers, engineers and others involved in seating and mobility service provision.
The initial exam for both the ATP and SMS is valid for 2 years, after which recertification is required to ensure a commitment to keep knowledge and skills current through relevant work experience and ongoing education. The two-year cycle, which follows general guidelines for licensure renewal for related professions, promotes current knowledge and skills in the rapidly evolving field of assistive technology.
RESNA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
Earning certification requires not only demonstration of a core knowledge in assistive technology, but also a requirement to follow RESNA’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, which set forth the fundamental concepts for ethical practice. Violation of one or more can result in punitive action by the RESNA Professional Standards Board, who oversees the Certification Program.