by Carla Ruschival
Pre-registration is now open for a wide range of continuing education opportunities at the 2020 ACB Virtual Conference and Convention. Conference dates are July 3-10, and vision professionals can earn continuing education units from home or office through the power of ACB Radio and the Zoom platform. No need to purchase an airline ticket, spend money on hotel and food, and wait for travel authorizations from work!
CEUs are available for individual sessions sponsored by ACB, its committees and special-interest affiliates on topics such as employment, technology, health and leisure, orientation and mobility, self-advocacy, braille, low vision, and much more. New this year is a block of CEUs for general sessions and virtual exhibits; purchase the block on the pre-registration form and then select specific segments to fill your block from a list of designated presentations published prior to the opening of the conference. CEUs are recognized by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP).
Pre-registration for the convention is open through June 21st. You may also register for CEUs during the conference.
Prior to the conference, you will receive via e-mail a list of CE sessions for which you have registered, together with listening instructions. Plan to arrive at each session a few minutes early via ACB Radio or Zoom, 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 conference, you must complete a form that will have been emailed to you in advance; enter the codes from your CE 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 CE certificate showing the number of units earned. You are responsible for submitting your certificate to ACVREP.
For more information, contact Carla Ruschival, CE Chair, by phone at 1-877-630-7190 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.