RET Exam Review Course


Hello Rehab Engineers -

The annual RESNA conference is fast approaching and so is the deadline to register for the RET exam. March 14, 2004 is the last day to get your materials into the RESNA office so that you can sit for the exam, which is scheduled on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 23, just after the conference.

For those of you who are a few RESNA conferences away from engineering school, we are trying to arrange another engineering review class similar to the one held last year in Atlanta. Last year's course was well received. According to those who subsequently took the exam, the course was helpful. This class is not associated with RESNA and will thus be held outside of RESNA and off the conference grounds so that it can truly be an RET review class.

Jerry Weisman, ATP, RET, will conduct the course again. Jerry is one of the first people to receive the RET credential. The cost for the course will be $90. This includes all handouts and materials for the course. The course will probably be about 5 hours long and will probably be held on Friday or Saturday, June 18 or 19. The location of the course has not yet been finalized and will depend to some extent on how many people are interested in taking the course. Learning objectives and topics to be covered are listed below.

I'm trying to gage interest in the participating in this year's class. Please get back to me if you are interested in taking this review course.

Thank you very much!

Jerry Weisman

Rehabilitation Engineering Technology Exam Review

This course is meant to be a review of fundamental engineering principles typically included in the RET certification exam. It is meant for those who have engineering or other technical degrees and have been practicing rehabilitation engineering technology for a number of years. Principles and theory will be presented along with sample problems.

  1. Upon completion of the course the student will have reviewed the basic principles and theory of statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, kinematics, electrical circuit theory, microprocessor application.

  2. Upon completion of the course the student will have reviewed and be able to define the application of rehabilitation engineering principles to the assessment of delivery of assistive technology.

  3. The student will have practiced solving example problems in all areas defined below.

Topics Covered:
  • Mechanics, statics, dynamics
  • Mechanics of materials, design of structures
  • Kinematics, design of mechanisms
  • Electrical circuit theory
  • Microprocessor theory and design
  • Rehabilitation Engineering practice and design
  • Summary, overview, questions


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