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.
Certification Process Timeline
It is important as an Applicant that you note and keep in mind that the Certification process has a timeline that must be met for each stage in the process. This timeline applies to all certifications and was effective April 1, 2016.
Please note the following:
- You must provide all required information in order to be declared Eligible within 6 months of the date of your Eligibility Application. If this timeline is not met, your application will be cancelled and you will need to reapply.
- Once you are declared Eligible, you must register for the exam within 6 months and must schedule and take the exam within 3 months of your Exam Registration Date. If this timeline is not met your application will be cancelled and you will need to reapply for Eligibility.
- You will have the earlier of 24 months from your Initial Exam Registration Date or 4 takes of the exam, if you do not pass on the first try. If this timeline is not met your application will be cancelled and you will need to reapply for Eligibility.
- From the date you pass the exam you have 6 months to Apply for Certification. If your Application for Certification is not complete so that you are certified within 6 months of your Application for Certification Date your application will be cancelled and you will need to reapply for Eligibility.
NOTE: ACVREP strongly recommends that all potential candidates for ACVREP certification read the applicable certification handbook, which include certification-related documents and forms.
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