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ACVREP News and Information

Blind Athlete to Raise Funding for Students Who are Visually Impaired

Fri, 30 Jul 2021

Dan Berlin, Chair of Succes Beyond Sight and a blind athlete, uses extreme sports to raise funding for services, college scholarships and to inspire students who are blind or have low vision. There are no limits. Please share this article.   Read More

New CATIS Category 3 Eligibility path given final approval by ACVREP BOD

Mon, 19 Jul 2021

The Board of Directors of ACVREP gave the final approval to CATIS Category 3 Eligibility path and welcomes the World Services for the Blind as the first technical education program meeting the requirements under this category.   Read More

ACVREP Posts for 30 Day Public Comment CLVT Direct/Indirect Definitions

Wed, 07 Jul 2021

ACVREP posts for 30 days public comment the definitions of direct/indirect service recommended by the CLVT SME that should be applied when completing the Clinical Competency Evaluation form for the internship verifying 280 hours of direct service.   Read More

ACVREP and Google Launch FREE the Chromebook Accessibility Training Program

Thu, 24 Jun 2021

Successful completion of the FREE 8 module training program will result you being awarded the Chromebook A11Y Expert digital badge. The program is available to consumers and professionals. For more information and details   Read More

ACVREP Posts for 30 Day Public Comment New CATIS Eligibility Path - Category 3

Mon, 12 Apr 2021

ACVREP recommended by the CATIS Subject Matter Expert Committee, posts for 30 days public comment a new Eligibility category to recognize important ATBVI technical training profived by institutions such as World Services for the Blind.   Read More

Google and ACVREP Partner to Provide a FREE Chromebook Accessibility Training

Thu, 21 Jan 2021

Google and ACVREP will be launching a FREE Chromebook Accessibility Certificate Program Online and On Demand by the end of March leading to the designation as a Chromebook Accessibility Expert. This designation will be evidenced by a digital badge.   Read More

CVRT SME Seeking Applications for Three New Members

Tue, 17 Nov 2020

The CVRT Subject Matter Expert Committee is Seeking Three New Members to Replace Members who are Terming off of the SME   Read More

CVRT to add definition of Direct Service and Indirect to CCE Form

Thu, 09 Jul 2020

These proposed changes are posted for a 30 day public comment period by the ACVREP Board of Directors on the recommendation of the CVRT Subject Matter Expert Committee   Read More

Updated COMS Certification Criteria Approved in Final Form by the ACVREP Board

Tue, 23 Jun 2020

The Code of Ethics is effective immediately and is posted directly on the ACVREP website. The Scope of Practice, Body of Knowledge and Applied Competencies will become effective with the launch of the updated COMS exam in the first half of 2022   Read More

Opportunity for COMS to Participate in an Early Childhood Research Study

Mon, 22 Jun 2020

Sarahelizabeth Beguhn, PhDc, COMS is inviting COMS who work with children 0-6 to participate in her research. Ms. Baguhn is a PhD candidate at Western Michigan University. Your input is very important.   Read More

CVRT SME Issues Guidance Letter for Remote Instruction

Thu, 28 May 2020

ACVREP has received many requests from COMS to provide guidance on remote instruction during the COVID 19 Stay at Home requirements. The CVRT SME met and has provided guidance in a Letter to the Profession   Read More

COMS SME Issues Guidance Letter for Remote Instruction

Wed, 29 Apr 2020

ACVREP has received many requests from COMS to provide guidance on remote instruction during the COVID 19 Stay at Home requirements. The COMS SME met and has provided guidance in a Letter to the Profession   Read More

ACVREP Posts for 30 Day Public Comment Updated COMS Certification Criteria

Wed, 22 Apr 2020

Best Practices for the COMS certification requires that the certification criteria be reviewed no less than every five years and updated to reflect the current professional practices. ACVREP has posted the updated criteria for 30 days of public comment   Read More

Message from ACVREP Board of Directors about the Impact of COVID 19

Tue, 07 Apr 2020

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The Board of Directors of ACVREP voted to Waive 2020 Recertification Late Fees

Thu, 19 Mar 2020

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ACVREP Announces the CDBIS Certification Criteria for 30 Day Public Comment

Sat, 15 Feb 2020

ACVREP has been working with a Canadian Subject Matter Expert Committee to develop the Certified Deafblind Intervenor Specialist ("CDBIS") certification. The proposed certification criteria is posted for a 30 day public comment period.   Read More

Important Policy change regarding Exam administration

Sun, 12 Jan 2020

The Board of Directors has impletmented a new policy that impacts applicants who are"No Shows" for their scheduled exam.   Read More

Open Letter to Certificants from ACVREP Board of Directors

Fri, 20 Sep 2019

Important letter to all certificants from the ACVREP Board of Directors about fees   Read More

6th Issue Fall 2019 of the ACVREP Magazine "The Constituency"

Thu, 19 Sep 2019

This issue has many interesting and inspirational articles. You will see in the "Did You Know..." article that we have been busy in the first 8 months of the year.   Read More

ACVREP Board of Directors Further Strengthens Timeline Requirements

Sun, 02 Jun 2019

The Board of Directors has further strengthened the timeline requirements for passing certification exams.   Read More

5th Issue Spring 2019 of the ACVREP Magazine "The Constituency"

Tue, 02 Apr 2019

This issue has many interesting and inspirational articles and the issue also includes the ACVREP 2018 Year in Review. You will see we have been busy!   Read More

ACVREP Announces Audio Description SME and Advisory Committee Members

Sun, 31 Mar 2019

ACVREP has established an Audio Description Advisory Committee in addition to the Subject Matter Expert Committee   Read More

ACVREP Extends Application Deadline for Audio Description SME Committee

Tue, 04 Dec 2018

ACVREP has extended the deadline for applications for the Audio Description Subject Matter Expert Committee that will develop the standards and criteria for Audio Description certifications. The new deadline is December 15, 2018.   Read More

Posted for 30 day Public Comment CVRT Category 2 Eligibility

Thu, 04 Oct 2018

Since no current viable path exists in CVRT Category 2, the CVRT SME has recommended to the Board of Directors the elimination of that category at this time.   Read More

ACVREP Forming Audio Description Subject Matter Expert Committee

Thu, 27 Sep 2018

ACVREP is now accepting applications for the Audio Description Subject Matter Expert Committee that will develop the standards and criteria for Audio Description certifications.   Read More

ACVREP Reinstates For a Limited Time Two Category 2 CATIS Eligiblity Paths

Thu, 16 Aug 2018

At the recommendation of the CATIS Subject Matter Expert Committee, the ACVREP Board of Directors approved reinstating these categories for applicants for a limited time until closed by the Board to allow very experienced ATBVI instructors to apply.   Read More

ACVREP Board of Directors Announces Modification of COMS Category 2

Tue, 22 May 2018

Since 2015 the Board has been working with certificants, stakeholders, the COMS Subject Matter Expert Committee and NCCA, the certification accreditation body on modifications to Category 2. Please read the full article for details of the modification.   Read More

ACVREP Board Makes Modification to the Certification Timeline

Fri, 27 Apr 2018

The ACVREP Board of Directors has modified, in part, the timeline for applicants to pass the exam. This change will be effective for applicants registering for their initial exam October 1, 2018 or after.   Read More

2017 Year in Review - Annual Activity Report to Certificants

Thu, 18 Jan 2018

ACVREP was very busy in 2017 working on your behalf. Read the full article to see what we accomplished for you last year.   Read More

ACVREP Launches a 100 Question CATIS Practice Exam Study Tool

Fri, 05 Jan 2018

This 100 question, 3 hour, online CATIS Practice Exam covers the content material relevant to the ACVREP CATIS exam and will enable you to test your knowledge in the Domain areas covered on the certification exam.   Read More

Proposed COMS International Regional Certification 30 Day Public Comment Period

Thu, 02 Nov 2017

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 Sep 2017

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 Aug 2017

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 Aug 2017

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 Aug 2017

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 Aug 2017

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 Jun 2017

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 May 2017

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 May 2017

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 Mar 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

Fri, 10 Feb 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

Wed, 04 Jan 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

Wed, 30 Nov 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.

Fri, 14 Oct 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

Wed, 05 Oct 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

Wed, 03 Aug 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

Mon, 11 Jul 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

Wed, 06 Jul 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

Tue, 05 Jul 2016

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

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