Specialty Certification in Environmental Modification

Specialty Certification in Environmental Modification is for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants who modify, adapt, or change contexts – especially the environments of home, school, work, or community. Practitioners determine environmental needs and provide intervention strategies, devices, space adaptations and/or assistive technology that reflect the person-environment fit and address occupational performance that maximizes participation, safety, accessibility, and independence. 


The completed application will consist of two parts: the pdf application (Part 1), and the portfolio evidence forms (Part 2). Examples are also provided to help applicants better understand how to complete the various portfolio evidence forms. 

Please follow the instructions in the application itself for submitting your completed application. 

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Download the initial overview of the Specialty Certification in Environmental Modification. 

SCEM - Occupational Therapist (OT)

SCEM-A – Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)


Download the overview of renewal Specialty Certification in Driving and Community Mobility.

Occupational Therapist (OT)