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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

ACVREP Reinstates For a Limitied 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.  

ACVREP Board Makes Modification to the Certification Timeline

Fri, 27 Ap

The ACVREP Board of Directors has modified, in part, the timeline for applicants to pass the exam. This change will be effective for applicants registering for their initial exam October 1, 2018 or after.  

2017 Year in Review - Annual Activity Report to Certificants

Thu, 18 Ja

ACVREP was very busy in 2017 working on your behalf. Read the full article to see what we accomplished for you last year.  

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