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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

Posted for 30 day Public Comment CVRT Category 2 Eligibility

Thu, 04 Oc

Since no current viable path exists in CVRT Category 2, the CVRT SME has recommended to the Board of Directors the elimination of that category at this time.  

ACVREP Forming Audio Description Subject Matter Expert Committee

Thu, 27 Se

ACVREP is now accepting applications for the Audio Description Subject Matter Expert Committee that will develop the standards and criteria for Audio Description certifications.  

ACVREP Reinstates For a Limited Time Two Category 2 CATIS Eligiblity Paths

Thu, 16 Au

At the recommendation of the CATIS Subject Matter Expert Committee, the ACVREP Board of Directors approved reinstating these categories for applicants for a limited time until closed by the Board to allow very experienced ATBVI instructors to apply.  

ACVREP Board of Directors Announces Modification of COMS Category 2

Tue, 22 Ma

Since 2015 the Board has been working with certificants, stakeholders, the COMS Subject Matter Expert Committee and NCCA, the certification accreditation body on modifications to Category 2. Please read the full article for details of the modification.  

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