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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 Discussion Poster Session at IMC 16 on O&M International Certification


Board Chair, Mickey Damelio and Board Member, Kevin Hollinger presented a poster discussion session to obtain feedback on an O&M International Certification proposal that was developed by the ACVREP COMS SME Committee  

Proposed New COMS CCE Form 30 Day Public Comment Period Now Open


ACVREP Board of Directors has now opened the 30 Day Public Comment Period on the proposed new COMS Clinical Competency Evaluation form and requirement for 250 minimum hours of Instruction  

Important Survey being conducted in O&M


An important survey is being conducted in the O&M field by NIU and Texas Tech. ACVREP has been asked to publish the link to the survey to encourage all COMS to respond.  

First Issue of the ACVREP Magazine "The Constituency"


ACVREP has been listening. You indicated you wanted to hear more from us and know more about what we are doing on your behalf. The first issue of the ACVREP magazine "The Consituency" is now available to download  

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