Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals

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ACVREP Certifications

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ACVREP, through its Subject Matter Expert Committees, establishes the quality standards for each of its five certifications.

ACVREP's certification programs are designed to offer Vision Impairment Specialists, who provide services to individuals who are blind or have low vision, the means to demonstrate critical knowledge and skills that promote the provision of quality services and ethical practice.

ACVREP's 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 services from Vision Impairment Specialists such as Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialists (COMS), Certified Low Vision Therapists (CLVT), Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapists (CVRT), Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialists (CATIS), Certified Deafblind Intervenor Specialist (CDBIS).

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

Available Certifications

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)
Certified Deafblind Intervenor Specialist (CDBIS)

ACVREP News and Information

ACVREP posts the CAUDES Draft Certification Criteria for 60 Day Public Comments

Thu, 01 Feb 2024

The Certified Audio Description Specialist Subject Matter Expert Committee and the ACVREP Board of Directors has approved posting the draft certification criteria for CAUDES for 60 days of public comments   Read More

ACVREP Posts for 30 Day Public Comment Updated CVRT Code of Ethics

Tue, 14 Nov 2023

The Board of Directors of ACVREP approved for 30 day public posting the CVRT Updated Code of Ethics posted for the public comment period to obtain both professionals and consumers comments on the proposed update.   Read More

ACVREP Announces Members of Advisory Committee to OT Subject Matter Experts

Wed, 01 Nov 2023

ACVREP Board of Directors announces the members of the Advisory Committee that will provide input and feedback to the OT Subject Matter Exerpt Committee developing the new certification for Adult Vision Rehabilitation for OTs   Read More

ACVREP launches a new study tool for the updated COMS exam

Fri, 19 May 2023

ACVREP now has available a 142 question COMS Practice Exam at a cost of $65 to assist applicants in their study for the certificaiton exam   Read More

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