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 Posts for 30 Day Public Comment New CATIS Eligibility Path - Category 3

Mon, 12 Apr 2021

ACVREP recommended by the CATIS Subject Matter Expert Committee, posts for 30 days public comment a new Eligibility category to recognize important ATBVI technical training profived by institutions such as World Services for the Blind.   Read More

Google and ACVREP Partner to Provide a FREE Chromebook Accessibility Training

Thu, 21 Jan 2021

Google and ACVREP will be launching a FREE Chromebook Accessibility Certificate Program Online and On Demand by the end of March leading to the designation as a Chromebook Accessibility Expert. This designation will be evidenced by a digital badge.   Read More

CVRT SME Seeking Applications for Three New Members

Tue, 17 Nov 2020

The CVRT Subject Matter Expert Committee is Seeking Three New Members to Replace Members who are Terming off of the SME   Read More

CVRT to add definition of Direct Service and Indirect to CCE Form

Thu, 09 Jul 2020

These proposed changes are posted for a 30 day public comment period by the ACVREP Board of Directors on the recommendation of the CVRT Subject Matter Expert Committee   Read More

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