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Certifications Approved By COPSKT

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.

Aquatics – Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute (ATRI), Aquatic therapy and rehabilitation practitioners Certification (ATRIC)

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 

Kinesio Taping Practitioner- Certified Kinesio Taping practitioner (CKTP) or PESI .Must provide verification of  ongoing use of kinesiotaping

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

Posture Evaluation – National Posture Institute, Certified Posture Specialist (CPS), Egoscue University, Posture Alignment Specialist (PAS)

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