CATIS Recertification Point Calculations for Recertification Every 2 Years

Required Materials:

CATIS Applicants for Recertification must accrue at least 40 points to recertify every 2 years; see tables below:

Category One: Continuing Education - 10 POINTS MINIMUM

10 points mandatory minimum of assistive technology specific continuing education. All 40 points may be earned in this category.

Description

Time

Value

Workshops, Seminars, Conferences, Independent Studies

1 hour

1 point

University/College Courses (including independent study, distance learning)

1 semester credit = 15 hours
1 trimester credit = 14 hours
1 quarter credit = 10 hours

15 points
14 points
10 points

CEU (usually university contact classes, proven by transcript)

1 contact hour = 0.1 CEU
10 contact hours = 1 CEU

1 point
10 points


Category Two: Professional Experience - 20 POINTS MAXIMUM

Description

Time

Value

Professional (paid or volunteer) experience as:

  • Direct Service Provider
  • Department, Distance Learning or Internship Supervisor
  • Administrator
  • Consultant

145 hours minimum

20 points

 

Must be verified by official from agency at which hours were performed.

 


Category Three: Publications and Presentations - 20 POINTS MAXIMUM

Description

Value

Editorials

2 points

Journal Articles: peer-reviewed, original research
Journal Articles: peer-reviewed, publication on practice
Journal Articles: not peer-reviewed

25 points
20 points
5 points

Journal Article Peer Reviewer
Textbook Peer Reviewer

1 point per review
5 points per review

Newsletter: Editing
Newsletter: Article

2 points per issue
1 point

Published editor of a textbook

25 points

Textbook chapter

20 points

Textbook

50 points

Contributing author: ACVREP sanctioned Certification Examination Study Guide

30 point

Published journal or book reviews

10 points

Published research abstract

2 points

Unpublished completed masters or doctoral thesis

50 points

Lecturing for college/university courses

2 points per hour

Presentation at professional conference/CE program

2 points per hour


Category Four: Professional Services - 20 POINTS MAXIMUM

Description

Time

Value

International, national or local chapter board chair, committee chair or officer

1 year of service
(minimum two meetings per year)

10 points

ACVREP Subject Matter Expert (SME) Committee Member

1 hour

2 points

International, national or local board member or committee member

1 year of service

5 points

Service on any committee in a facility

1 year of service
(minimum five meetings per year)

2 points

Practicum, internship, work experience or supervisor programs for students or entry level professionals

1 hour

0.25 point