December 9, 2014
Tucson, Arizona. 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 program effective January 2015.
ACVREP's Registered Provider of Professional Learning and Education (RPPLE) program allows providers of continuing education (CE) the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to meet rigorous standards and requirements for the design, development, and implementation of meaningful CE programs. Organizations with ACVREP RPPLE status make a strong statement about their commitment to professionals in the field and the need to provide meaningful professional learning activities to enhance the quality of services provided to consumers.
The purpose of the ACVREP RPPLE program is to promote and support the integrity and quality of CE activities offered to ACVREP certified professionals, increase the availability of CE programs relevant to the field of vision rehabilitation and education services and to assist professionals in identifying relevant programs.
In order to improve the process for continuing education approval and to allow providers to more quickly and efficiently indicate ACVREP approval for their events, ACVREP has created two categories of RPPLE provider effective January 1, 2015.
All continuing education providers who wish to receive ACVREP continuing education approval for their events or online courses will be either Category 1 or Category 2.
Organizations in both categories will be approved as providers for three years and will not have to seek approval for their individual events during that period.
With the launch of the new website in January, the continuing education providers will be able to log in to their account on the ACVREP website once they are approved as RPPLE Category 1 or Category 2 and Register events.
Once approved, all continuing education providers will be able to use the RPPLE logo in advertising and marketing their events.
No longer will continuing education providers have to apply for approval of each individual event.
In making this announcement, Kathie Zeider, President, said "We have listened closely to the requests of continuing education providers for a streamlined and more efficient approval process. By creating two categories of RPPLE and approving CE providers for three years, we are acknowledging the high professional standard used by all of the approved continuing education providers and are making the RPPLE program affordable for organizations that only have occasional events. With the launch of our new website in January all RPPLE applications and event Registration will be able to be completed efficiently online."
For further information, questions or for any organization that has events that are scheduled for January or early February that wishes to provide ACVREP credit, please contact Kathleen Zeider, President, ACVREP at firstname.lastname@example.org who will work with you to process a RPPLE application prior to the launch of the new website in January 2015.