U.S. Rehab understands the importance of properly trained personnel, including your wheelchair repair technicians.
U.S. Rehab Tech Training is two-day, in-person seminar about power and manual wheelchair repair. Technical trainers from MK Battery, Motion Concepts, Permobil, Permobil Manual Wheelchairs (TiLite), Sunrise Medical, FIOS DME Repair Training and Avid Rehab will present product specifics, basic repair strategies, troubleshooting, and programming. Tech Training attendees will have the choice between a beginner, an intermediate, and an advanced track.
NOTE: In order to attend on-site Tech Training, you must be a member of VGM or U.S. Rehab
Upcoming Dates and Locations for Tech Training
September 14-15 | Waterloo, IA
Click here to learn more and register.
Cost for Tech Training
- $599 for U.S. Rehab and VGM members
- Identify the difference between a 2-brush/pole motor and a 4-brush/pole motor, including the advantages/disadvantages of each.
- Identify battery basics, including the charging parameters that apply to GEL/AGM VRLA batteries, how often a battery should be charged, and the voltage of a fully charged and discharged battery.
- Identify programming basics, including the safety precautions to take before programming sensors.
- Identify various way to troubleshoot function issues, including how to troubleshoot an F3.
As an IACET Accredited Provider, VGM Education offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard
To receive credit attendees must:
- Sign/Check in before the sessions begins
- Be present for at least 90% of the session
- Complete an evaluation at the conclusion of the session
- Pass the final exam with at least a 70%
VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 1.5 – 1.6 CEUs for this program. For the specific amount, click on the location you would like to attend.
How Do You Know Which Tech Training Track To Take?
Beginner/Intermediate Tracks - Best suited for techs with less than three years of experience
The Beginner/Intermediate tracks provide a basic foundation for new technicians and an overview for seating and position, CRT wheelchairs, and power programming introduction.
These tracks contains information on:
- Manual equipment repairs, adjustments and other major aspects
- Power foundation basic electronics and programming
- CRT manual equipment set up and adjustments
- Seating basics
Advanced Track - Best suited for techs with 3+ years of experience and prospective ATPs
The advanced track provides an extensive in-depth program for experienced rehab techs with an understanding of basic electronics, programming, seating and positioning. This track contains information on:
- Power equipment: Programming specifics for various electronics platforms and set up for complex rehab settings from proportional controls to switch controls, drive systems and external control options and set up.
Manufacturer Parts Discount
Additional parts discounts are available to members who have sent a tech to Tech Training:
- MK Battery: Additional 5%
- Motion Concepts: Additional secondary discount of 5% if paid within terms*
- Permobil: Additional 6% on parts, not to exceed 16%*
*Denotes U.S. Rehab exclusive vendor
DMERT Certification Exams
DMERT is a one-day, in-person exam meant to set the benchmark for DME and Complex Rehab repair training standards through industry collaboration. U.S. Rehab and FIOS DME Repair Training are teaming up to complete the in-person testing exams. DMERT Level 1 and DMERT Level 2 exams will be available
Cost for DMERT Certification
- DMERT Level 1: $350
- DMERT Level 2: $400
Upcoming Dates and Locations for DMERT Certification Level 1 and 2 Exams
There are no upcoming sessions at this time. Please check back to this page for any future sessions.
Online Tech Training
If sending techs to an onsite training is not an option, U.S. Rehab provides an alternative with our online Tech Training programs.