There are many colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and other countries that offer courses to prepare individuals for a career in the education and rehabilitation of people who are visually impaired, deafblind, or have multiple disabilities. AER-approved colleges and universities have submitted their programs to AERís University Review Committee for review in order to assure adequate administration, faculty, facilities, and curricula to adequately prepare the new professionals entering the field. These approved universities are required to resubmit to periodic review of their programs in order to confirm ongoing compliance with the associationís standards.
List of colleges and universities approved by the AER University Review Committee
Use this link to go to listings of colleges and universities that provide training to work in the field of blindness and visual impairment.
Universities: Click here to view information about become an AER Approved Program
Professional certification is handled by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP). Visit ACVREP's web site above, or contact the Academy at 4732 N. Oracle Road, Suite #217, Tucson, AZ 85705 or (520) 887-6816.