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Applications are now being accepted!

The upcoming course will begin in August, 2018, and conclude in May, 2019. Application are now available! To apply, please follow the link below:

AT CERT 2018-2019 Application

The deadline to apply is end of day, Tuesday, July 31. Applying is free and payment will only be requested if you are accepted and officially register for the course. Accepted applicants will be notified of their status by August 1st.

Course Information:

The Assistive Technology CERT course is an online training program that provides individuals with a comprehensive understanding of assistive technology (AT) and how it can be applied to your field of practice. Everyone with an interest in AT is encouraged to participate, including clinicians, healthcare providers, consumers, researchers, suppliers, manufacturers, policymakers, and more!

The course also assists in preparation for the RESNA Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) and Seating & Mobility Specialist (SMS) certification exams. The University of Pittsburgh does not provide certification, nor do we administer the exam, but the material covered in the AT CERT course covers many aspects of the RESNA exams.

The course includes two parts. The first is eight, monthly online education modules running from August to May. Following this, the course concludes with the “Deep Dive,” a two-day, hands-on training session offered in two locations across the country. The Deep Dive covers all course material and allows participants to interact with case studies and ask questions. Detail on the most recently completed Deep Dive can be found below:

2018 Deep Dive Details

The full course has been certified to provide 3.2 Continuing Education Units, or 32 total contact hours. These credits are provided by the University of Pittsburgh’s department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, Continuing Education, within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Participants will receive two separate CEU certificates: one for 2.4 credits for the online portion of the course, and another for 0.8 credits for the Deep Dive event.

Each month covers a different subject within assistive technology, including the following topics:

How is the course administered?

Every month will contain a module including a 60 to 90-minute webinar, downloadable hand-outs, and links to additional reading and resources. Each module requires a commitment of 2-4 hours per month. Participants can view online lectures on their own time and participate in online study groups. Participants will also work as a group to complete case studies regarding a subject with challenges relevant to that month’s topic.

Each month concludes with a monthly recitation via conference call. At this time, participants will discuss their case studies with instructors, subject matter experts, and other participants.

Cost of the course is $899.00. There are not currently any discounts for VA employees.

For more information:

Contact course coordinator Karl Kemmerer at kak216@pitt.edu

* Please note that the code provided to persons who attended the ISS 2017 symposium and completed all the course evaluations can be used for 40 hours of online webinars and additional CEU's. 
This code is NOT valid for the RESNA Review Course, or the AT CERT course.


Updated | 02.08.2018