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Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist Certification (CDRSTM) Exam

 

   

The 2017 exam handbook (for reference)

Direct Link:

http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.aded.net/resource/resmgr/certification/ADED_handbook_2017_WEB.pdf

Application deadline for 2018 TBD

 
 

 
 
 NEXT CERTIFICATION DATES:

Option #1

At ADED Conference: August 14, 2018 Richmond, VA

 

Option #2

Local testing centers during the month of August 2017 *

2018 Examination Application Deadline:  TBD
 
 

* Local testing offered

across the United States,

Canada and in London, England.

Please email ADED for details.

 
 
Testing company website: www.goamp.com
 

The AMP candidate support center number is: (888) 519-9901.

 On the AMP website follow these instructions:

(1) Choose a Category select "Healthcare."
 
(2) Choose a Program select "Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists."
 
(3) Choose an Exam select "Driver Rehabilitation Specialist Certification Exam."
 

The deadline for returning applications for the 2018

To be Determined

 
Please note that the Application and Fees should be mailed to AMP.
Any CDRSTM materials mailed to the ADED office will be returned to the sender.

 

   
1. Definition of a Driver Rehabilitation Specialist
   The term Driver Rehabilitation Specialist (DRS) signifies one who 'plans, develops, coordinates and implements driver rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities'.
     
 2. Objectives of Certification
 

The purpose of the certification process is to protect the public by:

A. providing measurement of a standard of current knowledge desirable for individuals practicing driver rehabilitation;

B. encouraging individual growth and study, thereby promoting professionalism among driver rehabilitation specialists;

C. formally recognizing driver rehabilitation specialists who fulfill the requirement for certification.

   
 3. Eligibility  
 

You may take the certification examination if you meet one of the education and/or experience requirements listed below. Please submit an official transcript and/or letter (see Required Documentation section) documenting your experience in the field of Driver Rehabilitation.


A. Four year undergraduate degree or higher in a health related field with an additional 1,664 hours of experience providing direct Driver Rehabilitation services.*


B. Four year undergraduate degree*** or higher with a major or minor in Traffic Safety and/or a Driver and Traffic Safety Endorsement with an additional 3,328 hours of experience providing direct Driver Rehabilitation services.*


C. Two year degree in a health related** area of study with an additional 3,328 hours of experience providing direct Driver Rehabilitation services.*


D. 4,992 hours of experience providing direct Driver Rehabilitation service.

Full time means for ADED purpose 32 hours per week.

* In the field of Driver Rehabilitation includes direct hands-on delivery of clinical (pre-driving evaluations) and/or in-vehicle evaluations and training with the client.

** Health related degrees include Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Kinesiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Therapeutic Recreational Therapy, Special Education or other areas as approved by the Certification Committee.

*** Undergraduate degree areas of study include Social Work, Vocational Rehabilitation, Health and Physical Education, Counseling, Psychology, or other areas as approved by the Certification Committee.

     
  4. Examination Fees
  The application processing fee is non-refundable. The examination fee is refundable if the applicant does not meet eligibility criteria.
   

2017 Fee Schedule (as reference):

Application Processing Fee...................................$50
Examination Fee...................................................$500
Canadian / international; Site Fee.......................$100

Total Fees for U.S. sites.......................................$550
Total Fees for Canadian / international sites.......$650
   
 5. Recognition of Competency  
 

Eligible candidates who pass the CDRSTM Examination will receive a certificate indicating they have achieved credential status as a Driver Rehabilitation Specialist (DRS). Certification is effective for 3 years beginning immediately upon official notification of a passing score and ending on December 31st of the third year.

   
 6. 2018 Examination Window  
 

There are two ways you can take the CDRSTM Examination:


Paper/Pencil: The CDRSTM Examination is scheduled for the afternoon of August 14, 2018, in Richmond, VA. The examination will be offered after the conclusion of the ADED Conference. The CDRSTM Examination is not part of the ADED Conference. A separate application is required. The deadline for returning applications to AMP TBD.

 

Computer-based: The CDRSTM examination is also available at over 190 AMP Assessment Centers in the United States and Canada during the month of August. (Please note that the examination is in English.) The deadline for  returning applications to AMP is TBD).   View a list of the available testing centers: HERE

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