ISWP offers tests on wheelchair service proficiency which complement the World Health Organization (WHO) Wheelchair Service Training Packages. There is no cost for individuals to take the tests, and those who pass receive a certificate of competency. ISWP’s Wheelchair Service Provision Basic test, Intermediate Test and Training of Trainers Assessment is available. Learn more about each test below.
ISWP Wheelchair Service Provision Basic test: The ISWP Wheelchair Service Provision Basic Test, based on the WHO Wheelchair Service Training Package – Basic Level (WSTP-b) and other evidence-based resources, is an assessment that measures the knowledge of wheelchair service providers at the basic level. The test consists of 75 multiple choice questions, takes approximately 75 minutes to complete and covers the domains of assessment, prescription, fitting, production, user training, process, and follow up maintenance and repair. Test takers who score 70% and above will be acknowledged with an internationally-recognized knowledge certificate at the end of the test. The basic test is currently no cost and available in 14 languages: Arabic, Albanian, English, French, Hindi, Khmer, Lao, Mandarin, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian Spanish, Urdu and Vietnamese. ISWP will also print tests for users on request. To take up the test, please click here: https://wheelchairnetwork.org/courses/iswp-basic-knowledge-test/
ISWP Wheelchair Service Provision Intermediate test: The Wheelchair Service Provision Intermediate Test, based on the WHO Wheelchair Service Training Package – Intermediate Level (WSTP-i) and other evidence-based resources, is designed to test the knowledge of personnel who provide complex wheelchair and cushion for children and adults who need additional postural support to sit upright. The test is available in English and Spanish.
This exam has two parts. Part 1 is an online exam that consists of 91 questions and an additional 24 demographics questions) with 70% as the pass score. The exam is intended for individuals who have familiarity with wheelchair prescription and additional postural support.
Participants who score 70% and above in the knowledge test will be notified to take Part 2, the skills portion of the test. These participants will receive a separate invitation to submit a case study with associated instructions. The participants who pass both components of the exam will receive a certificate of competency for intermediate wheelchair service provision. Once you pass the ISWP Wheelchair Service Provision Basic Test, you will automatically unlock the ISWP Wheelchair Service Provision Intermediate Test here: https://wheelchairnetwork.org/training-pathway/
The following are the case study forms and examples for your reference when submitting your case studies as a part of the skills test.
ISWP’s Training of Trainers’ Assessment is appropriate for those who have completed: 1) A Training of Trainers course; and 2) co-trainings at the WSTP-Basic, WSTP-Intermediate, and/or WSTP-Manager levels. The assessment is a form that is completed by the trainee trainer’s senior trainer and issued to ISWP for review. You can find the latest version of the Trainee/co-trainee Competency Assessment (TCA) form here: https://wheelchairnetwork.org/resource-library/training-packages/
ISWP issues a certificate of competency for those who pass the assessment. Please complete both the ISWP Wheelchair Service Provision Basic and Intermediate test before submitting your evidences here: https://wheelchairnetwork.org/training-pathway/