How Qualified Are Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialists?

If you have been in a serious car accident or health issues and need to go through driver rehabilitation, a certified driver rehabilitation specialist is your best option. Certified driver rehabilitation specialists are well-trained professionals who work hard to get you comfortable on the road again. In today's blog, Bick's Driving School looks at the qualifications of certified driver rehabilitation specialists and why they are important for your recovery.

Driver rehabilitation specialist with her driver

What Is a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist?

A certified driver rehabilitation specialist is a trained expert within the driving rehabilitation field. This person is qualified to work with drivers of all ages and driving abilities. Think of drivers who have been in a serious car accident or have a health condition that hinders their driving ability and need adaptive equipment. Specialists also work with drivers who must pass another driver's test to get back on the road. Driver rehabilitation specialists also help you explore all the potential solutions to get you back behind the wheel if you need alternative options due to a healthy problem.

How Are They Certified?

All certified driver rehabilitation specialists must achieve certification through The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED). To be eligible for the certification exam, candidates must fit one of these criteria:

  • Four-year undergraduate degree or higher in a health-related field, along with 1,664 hours of driving rehabilitation experience.
  • Four-year undergraduate degree or higher with a major or minor in traffic safety with at least 3,328 hours of driving rehabilitation experience.
  • Two-year degree in a health-related field with at least 3,328 hours of driving rehabilitation experience.
  • At least 4,992 hours of driving rehabilitation experience.

Take note of the level of education and experience required to be eligible for just the certification exam. This shows that certified driver rehabilitation specialists are truly qualified to teach these types of courses.

What Is the Difference Between CDRS' and Other Specialists?

The most significant differences between a driver rehabilitation worker and a certified driver rehabilitation specialist are the education and experience standards. When you work with a certified driver rehabilitation specialist, you know that you are working with someone who has extensive education and experience in the field. You know that you are in good hands.

Contact Bick's Driving School for More Information

If you've been injured in a car accident or have health issues and need rehabilitation services before getting back on the road, certified driver rehabilitation specialists are your solution. Give Bick's Driving School a call at (513) 251-7111 or contact us online today for more

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