Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals

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ACVREP Certifications

Guides assisting visually impaired woman

ACVREP's certification programs are designed to offer Vision Impairment Specialists 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).

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

Message from ACVREP Board of Directors about the Impact of COVID 19

Tue, 07 Ap

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The Board of Directors of ACVREP voted to Waive 2020 Recertification Late Fees

Thu, 19 Ma

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ACVREP Announces the CDBIS Certification Criteria for 30 Day Public Comment

Sat, 15 Fe

ACVREP has been working with a Canadian Subject Matter Expert Committee to develop the Certified Deafblind Intervenor Specialist ("CDBIS") certification. The proposed certification criteria is posted for a 30 day public comment period.   Read More

Important Policy change regarding Exam administration

Sun, 12 Ja

The Board of Directors has impletmented a new policy that impacts applicants who are"No Shows" for their scheduled exam.   Read More

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