Orientation and Mobility Certification Test Preparation Modules


Session Dates

Monday May 01, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This series is designed to prepare university trained Orientation & Mobility (O&M) specialists for the national examination for O&M certification through the Academy for Certification of Vision and Educational Professionals (ACVREP). Each training will focus on one to two testing domains. Prior to each scheduled training, participants will read recommended references and complete the study guide questions per assigned Module(s). Through guided discussions during the training, participants will share their answers to the completed study guide and gain a deeper understanding of the content of each testing domain. Study Guide Modules by Testing Domains: Module 1: Professional Information Module 2: Relevant Medical Information Module 3: O&M Assessment Module 4: O&M Instruction Program Module 5: O&M Related Concepts Module 6: Orientation Strategies and Skills Module 7: Mobility Skills Module 8: Use of Senses Module 9: Additional Disabilities Module 10: Human Development and Diversity Module 11: Environmental Accessibility Module 12: Psychosocial Implications

Topics Covered: Visual Impairment/Blind

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Rebecca Renshaw, PhD, MSL, COMS

Event Contact:


Patty Panuccio

Additional Info

PaTTAN has secured 30 vouchers to be individually issued to gain access to the online O&M study guide, sample items, and practice exam. Registration is limited to 30 total participants. Preference will be given to professionals who live and work in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania residents will be able to access the ACVREP test preparation materials at no cost. Out-of-state requests will be wait-listed until the close of registration, on February 20, 2017, and will be required to pay $25.00 (make checks payable to MCIU) to access to the online study guide and practice exam. Once registered, participants will receive an individual ACVREP study guide voucher and be provided with the complete reference list, in order to gather the necessary textbooks and journal articles prior to the start of the webinar series. Please be advised: securing the correct publication dates/editions is critical to review and reference the most up-to-date resources. Participants are encouraged to review the steps to COMS certification and to gather/organize the required documentation needed to apply to be eligible for testing. All information can be found at: "https://www.acvrep.org/certifications/coms(https://www.acvrep.org/certifications/coms)":https://www.acvrep.org/certifications/coms