In-Person Seminars

U.S. Rehab understands the importance of properly trained personnel, including your wheelchair repair technicians.

Tech Training

U.S. Rehab Tech Training is two days of in-person education and hands-on experience with manual and power 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 and work through basic repair strategies, troubleshooting, and programming. Tech Training participants have the choice between a basic or an advanced track, accommodating for experience level.

NOTE: VGM or U.S. Rehab membership is required to attend this event.

Event Dates and Locations 

At this time, there are no upcoming Tech Training sessions available. Check back soon for updates!

Cost for Tech Training

  • VGM Member Only - $500
  • U.S. Rehab Member Only - $450

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify and demonstrate proper usage of tools a rehab technician needs to quickly and correctly diagnose repairs needed to manual and power wheelchairs.
  2. Identify component of basic medical and/or complex rehab equipment and applicable advantages/disadvantages.
  3. Describe and demonstrate how to troubleshoot common dysfunctions of basic medical and/or complex rehab equipment.
  4. Discuss and demonstrate programming basics, including safety precautions.
  5. Describe how to accurately document repairs to ensure proper reimbursement (insurance, private pay, etc.). 

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.

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To receive credit attendees must:

  1. Sign/Check in before sessions begin each day
  2. Be present for at least 90% of each session
  3. 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?

Basic Track - Best suited for techs with less than two years of experience

The Basic track provides an essential foundation for new technicians and an overview for seating and positioning, CRT wheelchairs, and power programming introduction:

  • Battery, Electronics & Motor Theory and Troubleshooting
  • Manual & Tilt-in-Space Manual Wheelchairs and Scooter Components and Troubleshooting
  • Joysticks and Basic Programming
  • Repair Documentation Requirements

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:

  • Complex Rehab Manual & Power Wheelchair Components and Troubleshooting
  • Powerchair Powered Seating Repair
  • Advanced Programming & Specialty Controls (R-Net, Curtis, Dynamic)
  • Basic Seating & Position, including Manual Wheelchair Seating Basics and Seating Adjustments Basics
  • Repair Documentation Requirements

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

*Denotes U.S. Rehab exclusive vendor

DMERT Certification Exams

DMERT Certification Exams are in-person, hands-on exams, which provide a candidate the opportunity to prove their skills and earn DMERT Certification. DMERT Certification is a benchmark for DME and complex rehab repair standards developed 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

Significant discounts are available to VGM and U.S. Rehab Members! Call U.S. Rehab prior to purchase for your discount code at 800-987-7342.

Dates and Locations for DMERT Certification Level 1 and 2 Exams

At this time, there are no upcoming DMERT Certification Exams available. Check back soon for updates!

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