Recognized Specialty Certifications
Approved by COPSKT
Adaptive Sports- Certified Adaptive Recreation and Sports Specialist. Must have 2 years adaptive sports coaching experience and Level II Certification.
Amputee- 24 hrs of continuing education related specifically to amputees provided either thru the VA or other private sector conferences.
Assistive Technology Professional – Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA,) Assistive Technology Professional (ATP)
Behavioral Health- Behavioral Healthcare Certification for Veteran Care Providers
Cardiac Rehabilitation – Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional (CCRP) from AACVPR, Master’s Degree with Emphasis in Cardiac Rehabilitation, or Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist or Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Driver Training Rehabilitation – Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED) Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist Certification
Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist- Roy Matheson and Associates, Inc- Office Ergonomics Certification Program
Fall Prevention Specialist: Evergreen Certifications
Functional Capacity Evaluator- Roy Matheson and Associates, Inc Functional Capacity Evaluation Certification Program or Blankenship FCE Systems
Health Coach – American Council on Exercise, Health Coach Certification or VA Whole Health Certification
Multiple Sclerosis- The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Center, Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist (MSCS)
Orthopedics-Post-op Rehab Workshop from VYNE Education or Master’s Degree with Emphasis in Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Parkinson Rehab Specialist- PWR! Moves Wellness Recovery Instructor Certification
Research Specialist- A minimum of 3 publications as first author, with at least 2 being in a peer-reviewed scientific/biomedical/medical journal. To maintain specialist must have at least 1 peer reviewed publication every 3 years.
Seating and Mobility Specialist – Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
Senior Fitness Specialist- Senior Fitness Certification (NASM)
Senior Home Safety Specialist- Senior Home Safety Specialty Certificate from Age Safe America
Tai Chi Specialist: Tai Chi for Health Institute
Weight Management Specialist-American Council on Exercise Weight Management Specialist Certification