We pride ourselves in preparing our graduates to become the leaders in the field of low vision rehabilitation. One mark of our success is the number of graduates who are able to meet the rigorous requirements to become credentialed as experts in low vision rehabilitation. Two organizations, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP) offer advanced credentialing to occupational therapists in low vision.

The most OTs with SCLV

We are proud to say that our graduates comprise the largest number of occupational therapists with AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision Rehabilitation (SCLV) and many more hold the ACVREP Certified Low Vision Therapist CLVT credential from ACVREP.

Our success in preparing graduates for advanced credentialing has not gone unnoticed by AOTA and ACVREP. In 2016, both organizations completed rigorous reviews of our curriculum and determined that graduates of the UAB Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation qualify for accelerated pathways to both credentials.

Earn your SCLV or CLVT quickly

AOTA has created a specific shorten pathway to SCLV credentialing for UAB graduates. Our graduates automatically meet the 12 criteria for competence based on the academic rigor of our program. This significantly reduces the application process for graduate who have completed the required 600 practice hours in low vision.

ACVREP determined that graduates of the UAB certificate program qualify to apply in Category 1 for the CLVT. This enables our graduates to complete the CLVT exam while completing 350 hour practice requirement and significantly speeds up the time required to obtain the credential.

For more information about SCLV credentialing click here.

For more information about CLVT credentialing click here.