Certified Deafblind Intervenor Specialists are highly trained professionals who work with individuals who are deafblind and those identified as having a dual sensory loss. Intervenors are narrators, informers, guides, communicators, and generally a link to the world for someone who is deafblind. They act as a "bridge not a barrier" and subscribe to the philosophy "Do with NOT for".
A CDBIS will recertify every four years.
Create an account on the ACVREP website.
Allow 5 days for ACVREP to review your application to determine it is complete. If there is missing documentation you will be notified by email that we are requesting missing information. Once you have been declared Eligible you will receive a notification that your status has changed.
The fees for the Certified Deafblind Intervenor Specialist (CDBIS) Certification:
Eligibility Fee: $130.00
Exam Fee: $490.00
Certification Fee: $115.00
A full or parital scholarship may be available to assist you with the payment of the exam fee.