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Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist Certification (CDRS®) Exam


CDRS Exam Related COVID-19 Notice April 27, 2020




The 2020 Exam Handbook


DOWNLOAD the 2020 Handbook



2020 Exam window EXTENDED: July and August


Application deadline: August 15      


Option #1

At ADED Conference:

July 28, 2020

Lansing, MI

Application Due: June 30

not available 2020

Option #2


Local testing centers* options EXTENDED: now offered for the months of July & August 2020

Application deadline: Aug 15

* Local testing offered across the United States, Canada and other international locations.

Test Center Location List: LINK


Testing company website:

The PSI/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."

2020 Examination Application Deadline:

  • August 15, 2020 for computer-based exam through August

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


College/University transcripts may be electronically delivered by e-mail to:


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.

Fee Schedule (as reference):

Application Processing Fee.................................. $    50.00
Examination Fee................................................ $  500.00
International; Site Fee........................................ $  100.00

Total Fees for U.S. sites....................................... 550.00
Total Fee for International sites............................. $ 


All fees are in US Dollars

  5. Recognition of Competency  

Eligible candidates who pass the CDRS® 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. Examination Window  Applications accepted March 1-August 15, 2020

There are two ways you can take the CDRS® Examination:

Paper/Pencil:Not Available for 2020

The examination is typically offered after the conclusion of the ADED Conference. The CDRS® Examination is not part of the ADED Conference. A separate application is required.



The CDRS® examination is also available at over 190 AMP Assessment Centers in the United States and Canada during the months of July and August. (Please note that the examination is in English.) 2020 Examination Application Deadline:  August 15, 2020 30, 2020

View a list of the available testing centers: HERE

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