Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals

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ACVREP Certifications

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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).

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 Board of Directors Increases Exam Registration Scholarhip fund to $3,000

Fri, 24 Jun 2022

ACVREP Board of Directors voted to increase the contribution to the Jay H.Stitely Memorial Scholarship Fund from $2,000 annually to $3,000 annually. They will fund another $1,000 July 1, 2022 and annually each January hereafter $3,000.   Read More

Exciting New Feature for Certificants will Launch June 15 2022

Tue, 07 Jun 2022

ACVREP launches Digital Certification Badges for all Certificants in addition to their paper certificates.   Read More

Blind Athlete to Raise Funding for Students Who are Visually Impaired

Fri, 30 Jul 2021

Dan Berlin, Chair of Succes Beyond Sight and a blind athlete, uses extreme sports to raise funding for services, college scholarships and to inspire students who are blind or have low vision. There are no limits. Please share this article.   Read More

New CATIS Category 3 Eligibility path given final approval by ACVREP BOD

Mon, 19 Jul 2021

The Board of Directors of ACVREP gave the final approval to CATIS Category 3 Eligibility path and welcomes the World Services for the Blind as the first technical education program meeting the requirements under this category.   Read More

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