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Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist Certification (CDRSTM) Exam
 


 
   
   

 The 2017 exam handbook will be available early January. 

Application deadline will be June 15, 2017.

 
 

 
 NEXT CERTIFICATION DATES:

Option #1

At ADED Conference: August 1, 2017 Albuquerque NM

 

Option #2

Local testing centers during the month of August2017

2017Examination Application Deadline:  JUNE 15, 2017 

   
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:

Application Processing Fee.......$50
Examination Fee.......................$500
Canadian Site Fee....................$100

Total Fees for U.S. sites....................$550
Total Fees for Canadian 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. 2017 Examination Window  
 


There are two ways you can take the CDRSTM Examination:


Paper/Pencil: The CDRSTM Examination is scheduled for the afternoon of August 1, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, NM. 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 is June 15, 2017.

 

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 June 15, 2017. View a list of the available testing centers: HERE

 
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