Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals

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Advancing professional competency so all people with visual impairment receive services from highly qualified 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

CVRT SME Issues Guidance Letter for Remote Instruction

Thu, 28 Ma

ACVREP has received many requests from COMS to provide guidance on remote instruction during the COVID 19 Stay at Home requirements. The CVRT SME met and has provided guidance in a Letter to the Profession   Read More

COMS SME Issues Guidance Letter for Remote Instruction

Wed, 29 Ap

ACVREP has received many requests from COMS to provide guidance on remote instruction during the COVID 19 Stay at Home requirements. The COMS SME met and has provided guidance in a Letter to the Profession   Read More

ACVREP Posts for 30 Day Public Comment Updated COMS Certification Criteria

Wed, 22 Ap

Best Practices for the COMS certification requires that the certification criteria be reviewed no less than every five years and updated to reflect the current professional practices. ACVREP has posted the updated criteria for 30 days of public comment   Read More

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

Tue, 07 Ap

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