ACVREP News and Information

ACVREP News and Information

First Issue of the ACVREP Magazine "The Constituency"

03/13/2017

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

02/10/2017

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

01/04/2017

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

11/30/2016

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.

10/14/2016

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

10/05/2016

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

08/03/2016

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

07/11/2016

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

07/06/2016

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

07/05/2016

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

05/10/2016

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"

04/25/2016

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

04/25/2016

ACVREP Streamlines the Exam Scheduling Process   Read More

New Years 2016 Message To Certificants

01/04/2016

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

12/18/2015

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

12/18/2015

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

12/17/2015

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

09/17/2015

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

09/08/2015

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

07/28/2015

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

07/23/2015

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

06/22/2015

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

04/28/2015

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

04/08/2015

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

02/09/2015

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

12/09/2014

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

12/09/2014

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

11/17/2014

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

10/15/2014

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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