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Advancing professional competency in
vision rehabilitation and education to promote service quality.
The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals
(ACVREP) offers professional certification for vision rehabilitation and education
professionals in order to improve service delivery to persons with vision impairments.
ACVREP is committed to quality certification programs that meet rigorous recognized
standards. Programs are designed to offer certificants the means to demonstrate
that professional knowledge and skills that promote the provision of quality service
and ethical practice. ACVREP offers certification in three disciplines: Low Vision
Therapy, Orientation & Mobility, and Vision Rehabilitation Therapy (formerly
Rehabilitation Teaching). Individuals who possess ACVREP certification demonstrate
a level of quality and care that is unmatched in the field.
Established in January 2000, ACVREP is a private, non-profit 501 (c) (6) organization.
It is an independent and autonomous legal certification body governed by a volunteer
Board of Directors dedicated to meeting the needs of the vision rehabilitation
and education services field.
ACVREP is a member of the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA)
and strives to conduct its certification programs according to standards established
by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
This is achieved by:
1. Identifying the standards common to employees in the vision rehabilitation
and education professions, including the body of knowledge and work experience
required by the professions;
2. Identifying the standards across specialized areas of the vision rehabilitation
and education professions;
3. Supporting employees and employers in using and applying the skill standards
for personnel development;
4. Creating a forum for key stakeholders in the vision rehabilitation and education
profession, including employers, related health professionals, education professionals,
and government groups;
5. Identifying relevant materials and resources to assist in teaching the vision
rehabilitation and education standards;
6. Devising and administering written examinations according to standards developed
by the corporation;
7. Granting recognition upon the successful application and completion of the
certification examination, and maintaining a listing of those persons granted
8. Monitoring and taking action to revoke, suspend or continue certification based
on adherence to the standards by certificates;
9. Establishing programs that promote and support the reliance on the corporation's
credentials by the general public and by regulatory bodies.
In recognizing the value of ACVREP certification, it is important to note the
advantages to obtaining and maintaining ACVREP certification. Benefits include,
but are not limited to the following:
· Certification attests to the individual’s knowledge and skills
deemed necessary to the field of practice as delineated by the profession.
· Certification conveys a sense of pride and accomplishment in the profession.
· Certification commands the respect of peers and consumers, as certified
individuals have demonstrated the commitment to met stringent standards for professional
and ethical practice.
· Certification assures consumers that services are provided by professionals
who have met national standards and that these professionals have both the knowledge
and skills required to provide services that will be more likely to result in
reaching the consumers’ goals safely and effectively.
· Certification assists employers in identifying qualified vision rehabilitation
and education professionals.
· Certification ensures that the professional’s credentials are recognized
nationally and internationally.