ACVREP News and Information

ACVREP News and Information

Proposed COMS International Regional Certification 30 Day Public Comment Period

Thu, 02 No

The COMS Subject Matter Expert Committee has recommended to ACVREP the adoption of a COMS International Regional certification strategy. The 30 day public comment period is now open.   Read More

ACVREP Partners with ATIA. Today is Last Day to Receive Registration Discount

Fri, 29 Se

ACVREP is honored to partner with ATIA and AFB to provide CE Opportunities for the ATIA January 2018 Conference   Read More

Second Issue of the ACVREP Magazine "The Constituency"

Thu, 31 Au

Check out the summer 2017 mid-year issue of The Constituency Magazine. It contains detailed articles about the VA BRS, O&M IMC16, how the CATIS exam was developed and much more   Read More

ACVREP is Seeking Applications for the CVRT Subject Matter Expert Committee

Tue, 15 Au

Applications for membership on the CVRT Subject Matter Expert (SME) committee are being accepted between August 16 and September 15, 2017.   Read More

A CLVT Practice Exam has been launched as a Study Guide

Thu, 10 Au

Today ACVREP has launched a CLVT Practice Exam with 196 questions for CLVT applicants to use as a tool to measure their readiness for the CLVT certification exam.   Read More

New COMS Clinical Competency Evaluation Form is Posted Effective Jan 1, 2018

Thu, 03 Au

ACVREP thanks all of the COMS professionals who took time to comment on the form during the public comment period. Comments were incorporated and the new form is posted to be used for internships commencing after January 1, 2018   Read More

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

Fri, 30 Ju

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   Read More

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

Tue, 23 Ma

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   Read More

Important Survey being conducted in O&M

Thu, 04 Ma

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.   Read More

First Issue of the ACVREP Magazine "The Constituency"

Mon, 13 Ma

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   Read More

Veterans Health Administration Announces Professional Scholarship Program Open

Fri, 10 Fe

The Veterans Health Administration Visual Impairment and O&M Professionals Scholarship Program is Now Open for 2017 Applications   Read More

ACVREP 2016 Annual Activity Report to Certificants

Wed, 04 Ja

Thank you for your continued support. ACVREP had a very busy and productive year on your behalf. In 2016 ACVREP accomplished the following:   Read More

ACVREP is Seeking Applications for the CLVT Subject Matter Expert Committee

Wed, 30 No

Applications for membership on the CLVT Subject Matter Expert (SME) committee are being accepted between December 1 and December 15, 2016.   Read More

We have just made it easier for you to find these great website features.

Fri, 14 Oc

Thank you to everyone who responded to our Survey. We appreciate your time in providing us feedback. Based on that feedback we have made a couple of changes to the ACVREP website navigation.   Read More

Temporary Suspension of COMS International Eligibility Criteria

Wed, 05 Oc

At the recommendation of the COMS Subject Matter Expert Committee, ACVREP has suspended the International Categories for Eligibility applications through December 2016 pending further recommendations from SME Committee   Read More

In Memory of Jay H. Stiteley, Past Chair of ACVREP

Wed, 03 Au

The Board of Directors Names the ACVREP Exam Scholarship Fund in Memory of Jay H. Stiteley (September 15, 1954 — July 23, 2016)   Read More

ACVREP Announces New Members of the COMS SME Committee

Mon, 11 Ju

ACVREP adds new members to replace current members whose terms have expired and to increase committee membership for important tasks ahead.   Read More

ACVREP announces 30 day public comment period for CLVT Eligibility change

Wed, 06 Ju

ACVREP Board of Directors posts for public comment a change to Category 1 CLVT Eligibility Criteria   Read More

Important Notice from ACVREP about Policy Change

Tue, 05 Ju

ACVREP implements new policy regarding unauthorized use of the certification marks for applicants and expired certificants   Read More

ACVREP is Seeking Applications for the O&M Subject Matter Expert Committee

Tue, 10 Ma

Applications for membership on the O&M Subject Matter Expert (SME) committee are being accepted between May 10 and May 24, 2016.   Read More

ACVREP Launches New Certification for AT Instructional Specialist "CATIS"

Mon, 25 Ap

ACVREP announces that it is accepting Applications for Eligibility beginning May 1, 2016 for Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairments, "CATIS"   Read More

ACVREP Announces Improvement in the Certification Process Effective May 1, 2016

Mon, 25 Ap

ACVREP Streamlines the Exam Scheduling Process   Read More

New Years 2016 Message To Certificants

Mon, 04 Ja

Thank you for your continued support of ACVREP. We had a very busy and productive year. In 2015 ACVREP accomplished the following.   Read More

ACVREP Announces the CATIS Certification Criteria for 30 Day Public Comment

Fri, 18 De

ACVREP has been working with the Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairment "CATIS" SME Committee to develop the certification criteria for this professional designation.   Read More

ACVREP Posts the Updated CVRT Certification Documents for 30 Day Public Comment

Fri, 18 De

The ACVREP CVRT SME Committee and the Board of Directors have been working for the past year to update the CVRT Certification documents. Now posted for public comment.   Read More

ACVREP Announces a COMS Beta Exam January 15, 2016 - February 29, 2016

Thu, 17 De

ACVREP along with its COMS Subject Matter Expert Committee has updated the COMS certification exam. Part of the process is to validate this new exam through beta testing.   Read More

ACVREP Board Chair, Mickey Damelio, makes national news

Thu, 17 Se

USA Today online features the class taught by Mickey Damelio at FSU to help sighted students understand blindness and breakdown barriers and correct misconceptions. The class is very popular with a waiting list each time it is taught.   Read More

Board Delays Final Decision on One Time Alternative Pathway for Six Months

Tue, 08 Se

The Board hopes that the field, working together, can identify a workable and sustainable long term solution that will make the One Time Alternative Pathway unnecessary.   Read More

30 Day Comment Period on Proposed One-Time Alternative Pathway to Eligibility

Tue, 28 Ju

The Board of Directors of ACVREP is posting the Proposed One-Time Alternative Pathway to Eligibility for Certificants comments.   Read More

Message from the Board of Directors, Chair, Mickey Damelio to Certificants

Thu, 23 Ju

Hello everyone, ACVREP has taken down the policy from the website as of yesterday. We will be publishing something more formal very soon, but I wanted to let you know personally, that I sincerely apologize.   Read More

Sylvia Hurtado Has Joined ACVREP as Certificate Services Specialist

Mon, 22 Ju

Sylvia Hurtado joined ACVREP on June 15 as Certificate Services Specialist replacing Liz Heyer who is leaving ACVREP at the end of the month to pursue an art degree   Read More

ACVREP Extends Dates for Taking the LVT Beta Exam - More Test Takers Needed

Tue, 28 Ap

For the past year ACVREP has been in the process of updating the LVT exam for certification. As part of that process ACVREP will launch a Beta Exam that will now be available from May 6 - June 6, 2015 extending Beta Exam period by two weeks.   Read More

ACVREP Board of Directors Announces a Beta Exam for CLVT

Wed, 08 Ap

For the past year ACVREP has been in the process of updating the LVT exam for certification. As part of that process ACVREP will launch a Beta Exam that will be available from May 6-20, 2015 at a very discounted rate for applicants and those recertifying   Read More

ACVREP Exam Costs Nationally Approved by VA for GI Bill Benefits

Mon, 09 Fe

On January 21, 2015 the Veterans Administration nationally approved the costs associated with ACVREP Certfication exams for the use of GI Bill benefits   Read More

ACVREP Announces New Board Members and Elects Officers for 2015

Tue, 09 De

At its regular quarterly Board Meeting held on December 4, 2014, the Board of Directors elected five new Board members to replace retiring board members and fill an open position.   Read More

ACVREP Announces Streamlined Continuing Education Approval Process

Tue, 09 De

Responding to the requests from continuing education providers for a streamlined approval process the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals has created two categories of their RPPLE continuing education provider   Read More

ACVREP Board of Directors Appoints President

Mon, 17 No

The Board of Directors of The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) announces the appointment of Kathleen E. Zeider as President of the organization effective immediately. Ms. Zeider has been serving as   Read More

ACVREP Announces New Website/Database Scheduled for Launch in January 2015

Wed, 15 Oc

The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) announces that it is developing a new website and database in collaboration with Ascerteon, a well-known provider of database and website services to certification   Read More

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