Tech Training

U.S. Rehab is proud to offer wheelchair repair technician training to VGM and U.S. Rehab members.

U.S. Rehab understands the importance of properly trained personnel, including your wheelchair repair technicians. U.S. Rehab Tech Training is a three-day seminar on power wheelchair repair. Technical trainers from Invacare, Motion Concepts, Permobil, Sunrise Medical and Merits/Avid Rehab will present product specifics, basic repair strategies, troubleshooting, and programming. Tech Training attendees will have the choice between a beginner level track and an advanced level track.

Topics to be covered at U.S. Rehab Tech Training

Beginner Track:

  • Electronics and Battery Basics, Motors and Controllers
  • Programming for the new tech
  • Product specific repair and adjustments
  • Industry trends

Advanced Track:

  • Programming for the advanced tech
  • Product specific repair and adjustments
  • Industry trends
  • Introduction to Seating and Positioning for techs

Class size is limited to ensure one-on-one intensive training. 

Any VGM or U.S. Rehab member who has a Red, White and Blue certified technician on staff receives additional parts discounts.

See our brochure for additional details.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the tools that a wheelchair technician needs to rapidly correctly diagnose and perform repairs on manual and power wheelchairs.
  2. Explain the operation of the major electrical components used in wheelchair controllers.
  3. Demonstrate the procedures necessary to trouble shoot electrical issues with wheelchair electronics.
  4. Select and inspect batteries for the DME industry.

VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this program.

2017 Dates and Locations

April 4-6: Philadelphia, PA
June 13-15, 2017: Heartland Conference in Waterloo, IA
August 8-10, 2017: Houston, TX
October 17-19, 2017: Denver, CO

VGM Members: $500
U.S. Rehab Member: $450

Register for Philadelphia, Houston or Denver

Register for Heartland Conference


Fundamentals of Repair: Power and Manual Wheelchairs

The Fundamentals of Repair: Power and Manual Wheelchairs Program was created for wheelchair repair technicians with less than 2 years’ experience. This self-study program covers basic concepts on electricity, batteries, how to use a multimeter specifically on power mobility equipment, power wheelchair repair, manual wheelchair repair, and scooter repair. VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.7 CEUs for this program.

  • Pricing:

    Retail: $450

    VGM Members: $150

    U.S. Rehab Members: $75

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