Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2012
RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America, announced today that Eric Nepomuceno has joined the staff as Certification & Education Manager.
Headquartered in Arlington, VA, RESNA is the premier professional organization dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people with disabilities through increasing access to technology solutions. RESNA currently offers two certification programs that are highly regarded in the field, the Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) and the Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS). Over 3,500 have achieved certification, which recognizes professionals who have reached an internationally accepted standard of knowledge in assistive technology. In addition, RESNA is an authorized provider of International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) continuing education units for its professional development courses, workshops, and webinars. IACET is the only standard-setting organization approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for continuing education and training.
Nepomuceno has over seven years of experience developing, managing, and delivering certification programs, most recently as Certification Manager at the Construction Specifications Institute in Alexandria,VA, where he was responsible for multiple certification programs. At the National Institute in Certification for Engineering Technologies, he was responsible for the development and delivery of certification programs, including the NICET Fire Alarm Systems Technician Certification and the Inspection and Testing of Water Based Systems Technician Certification. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Virginia Commonwealth University and lives in Alexandria, VA with his wife and two small children.
“With Eric’s experience in working closely with volunteer committees to guide the development, delivery and maintenance of certification programs, he is a natural fit for RESNA,” said M. Nell Bailey, Executive Director of RESNA. “We’re delighted to have him on board.”
“I look forward to working closely with RESNA’s board and volunteers to further RESNA’s mission through the development and maintenance of quality certification and professional development programs for RESNA members,” said Nepomuceno.
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RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, is the premier professional organization dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people with disabilities through increasing access to technology solutions. RESNA advances the field by offering certification, continuing education, and professional development; developing assistive technology standards; promoting research and public policy; and sponsoring forums for the exchange of information and ideas to meet the needs of our multidisciplinary constituency. Find out more at www.resna.org.