by Carla Ruschival
For the third year, professionals in the field of vision can earn continuing education units at the annual ACB conference and convention, to be held from July 3 to July 10 in Schaumburg, Ill.
CEUs will be available for a wide range of programs, workshops, seminars, and other events presented by ACB and its committees, special-interest affiliates, and representatives of government agencies and private industry. Subjects are expected to include transition, employment, technology, health issues, orientation and mobility, self-advocacy, braille, low vision issues, daily living skills, social skills and much more. CEUs in the field of blindness and visual impairment are recognized by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP).
Programs offering continuing education units will begin on Saturday, July 4 and continue through Wednesday, July 8. A list of CEU sessions will be posted on the ACB website in early May.
Sign up for continuing education units when you register for the convention. Pre-registration for the conference and convention opens for ACB members on May 21, and for everyone on May 28, and will remain open until June 21. You may also register for CEUs at the convention.
When you register for continuing education units, you are expected to arrive at each session on time and stay for the complete session. A unique code will be announced at the beginning of each session, and another code will be announced at the end of each session. Make note of these codes, as they cannot be obtained after the session is over.
Following the convention, you must complete a form that will have been emailed to you prior to the convention; enter the codes from your CEU sessions on this form. You must also complete an evaluation form for each session. Return all forms to ACB no later than Aug. 15, 2020. ACB will then issue your CEU certificate showing the number of credits earned with ACB. You are responsible for submitting your certificate to the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals.
For more information, contact Carla Ruschival, continuing education chair, by phone at (877) 630-7190 or by email at [email protected].