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Vehicle Purchase & Modifications Level 1

As a vehicle and modifications assessor, you can assess a person for consideration of:

  • the purchase of an appropriate vehicle

  • equipment to be installed in a vehicle

  • modifications to a vehicle.

Level 1 of this 2-level credential allows you to assess people who may need the following:

  • seating and seat belt changes to enable the person to drive a vehicle safely and/or be a passenger in the vehicle

  • wheelchair storage to achieve independence

  • a ramp, hoist or other vehicle adaptation to be a passenger in a vehicle while seated in a wheelchair.

Indicator for L1 Vehicle Purchase and Modification - Credentials

Who is eligible?

Occupational therapists with 2 years’ post-basic experience in physical occupational therapy can apply for this credential:

What are the accreditation requirements?

The competency framework sets out the pathway to gaining the level 1 credential.

Competency Framework Vehicle Purchase and Modification

Under supervision, you complete a case study and three assessments. Your supervisor completes an online declaration.

Vehicle purchase and modification level 1 employer declaration

You need access to a wheelchair and seating assessor.

Indicator for Liaison between Vehicle Assessor and Wheelchair and Seating Assessors

Where to start?

You will need to:

  • register in EMS Assessor Online and complete the online Core Module (if not already done)

  • find a supervisor (contact us if you need help)

  • apply for provisional accreditation for Vehicle Purchase & Modifications Level 1.

When you have met all the requirements, you can apply to add the credential to your assessor account.

When does this accreditation expire?

This accreditation is valid for three years.  Learn more about when and how to renew your level 1 credential:

Recredentialing requirements for vehicle purchases and modifications

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