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ACVREP Certifications

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ACVREP, through its Subject Matter Expert Committees, establishes the quality standards for each of its five certifications.

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), Certified Deafblind Intervenor Specialist (CDBIS).

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 launches a new study tool for the updated COMS exam

Fri, 19 May 2023

ACVREP now has available a 142 question COMS Practice Exam at a cost of $65 to assist applicants in their study for the certificaiton exam   Read More

Important Message from ACVREP Board of Directors

Wed, 15 Mar 2023

ACVREP is committed to advancing professional competency so that all people who are blind or low vision recieve services from highly qualified professionals. By 2030 there will be 15 million older adults needing vision services.   Read More

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

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