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ACVREP Certifications

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ACVREP's certification programs are designed to offer professionals the means to demonstrate critical knowledge and skills that promote the provision of quality services and ethical practice.

Academy certified professionals possess a level of quality and care that is unmatched in the field. ACVREP's commitment to quality builds confidence and trust in both employers and individuals seeking and receiving vision rehabilitation and education services.

ACVREP strongly recommends that all potential candidates for ACVREP certification read the applicable certification handbook, which include certification-related documents and forms.

Certified Low Vision Therapist (CLVT)
Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS)
Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRT)
Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairments (CATIS)

ACVREP News and Information

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Thank you to everyone who responded to our Survey. We appreciate your time in providing us feedback. Based on that feedback we have made a couple of changes to the ACVREP website navigation.  

Temporary Suspension of COMS International Eligibility Criteria


At the recommendation of the COMS Subject Matter Expert Committee, ACVREP has suspended the International Categories for Eligibility applications through December 2016 pending further recommendations from SME Committee  

In Memory of Jay H. Stiteley, Past President of ACVREP


The Board of Directors Names the ACVREP Exam Scholarship Fund in Memory of Jay H. Stiteley (September 15, 1954 — July 23, 2016)  

ACVREP Announces New Members of the COMS SME Committee


ACVREP adds new members to replace current members whose terms have expired and to increase committee membership for important tasks ahead.  

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