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JVIB CE Program

Earning JVIB CEs is Easy!

Answer 5 questions. Get 4 right. Earn 1 CE! View all JVIB CEs.


How Does It Work?

The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP) and AFB Press have formed a partnership to provide JVIB readers with ACVREP-approved continuing education hours (CEs) that can be earned by reading JVIB articles! Every issue of JVIB offers two articles that can be read to earn CEs. Simply go to the All JVIB CEs page to see the latest CE opportunities.

JVIB subscribers with a valid user ID and password can utilize the CE system automatically. Nonsubscribers may purchase articles with CEs for an additional fee and will be assigned a temporary user ID and password to make use of the system.

Each designated article will be accompanied by 5 multiple-choice questions. Get 4 questions right and earn 1 ACVREP-approved CE hour. After correctly answering 4 questions, a certificate of completion will delivered to you by e-mail. This certificate can then be presented to ACVREP to fulfill recertification requirements.

Once you purchase access to the CE system for any article, you are free to take and retake the associated questions for as long as you are an active subscriber to JVIB. Nonsubscribers will have one year from the date of purchase to successfully complete the questions.

What Does It Cost?

If you are BOTH a JVIB subscriber and ACVREP member*:
$9 per CE

If you are a JVIB subscriber only:
$10 per CE

All others:
$25 per article plus CE

Save by Subscribing to JVIB!

JVIB has a number of subscription options to meet your individual information needs. Visit the JVIB page in our online bookstore to see complete information about current subscription rates.

*ACVREP certificants receive a 10% discount on their JVIB subscription by using a special code. For more information, contact ACVREP. Go to the JVIB Table of Contents to get started!

How Can I Use My CEs for ACVREP Recertification?

ACVREP is the primary certifying body for professionals in the visual impairment field, establishing credentialing requirements for Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS®), Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapists (CVRT®), and Certified Low Vision Therapists (CLVT®), each having specific eligibility requirements. For more information about participating in this credentialing process, go to the ACVREP web site.

ACVREP-certified professionals may apply a maximum total of 12 CEs obtained from the successful completion of JVIB online assessments to fulfill the minimum 25 point Category 1 (Continuing Education) requirement established by the ACVREP recertification policy. When you have successfully completed 4 out 5 questions associated with a designated JVIB article, you earn a certificate of completion that is delivered to you by e-mail, for presentation to ACVREP.

Where Can I Get the ACVREP Coupon Code?

The coupon code was distributed to all ACVREP certificants via an e-mail that was sent out by ACVREP in July 2010. If you are an ACVREP certificant and do not have the discount code, you can obtain it from ACVREP President Kathie Zeider at

Step-by-Step Instructions for JVIB Subscribers

1. Log in to JVIB with your user name and password. (If you forgot your user ID and password, they will be e-mailed to you at your request.)

2. Select an article that is designated as approved for 1 CE from the JVIB Table of Contents.

3. Select "Earn CE" from the right-hand navigation bar, which will take you to the AFB Bookstore Shopping Cart.

4. Select "Continue to Checkout."

5. You will be asked to enter your bookstore user ID and password. If you don't have an AFB Bookstore account, you will be prompted to create one. (Hint: you will speed up future purchases by choosing "Quick Checkout" when you create a bookstore account.)

6. When the bookstore purchase process is completed you can choose to go back to the article or go directly to the associated questions. If you return to the article, click "Earn CE" on the right-hand navigation bar to go to the questions.

7. After you answer the questions, click "Submit Answers."

8. You will immediately be alerted to whether you have answered the questions correctly.

9. You can retake the questions as many times as necessary. The article and CE questions will remain listed on your My CEs page for as long as you are a JVIB subscriber.

10. Once you have successfully answered 4 out of 5 questions, a certificate of completion will be sent to you by e-mail. If you misplace the certificate, you can contact

Step-by-Step Instructions for Nonsubscribers

1. From the JVIB Table of Contents, click on an article with the tag "Earn 1 CE!" This will bring you to a JVIB Abstract page, where subscribers log in.

2. Choose the "Purchase this article with CE for $25" option from the list, which will take you to the AFB Bookstore Shopping Cart.

3. Proceed as outlined above (see item number 4).

What Are the Terms of Use?

  • Purchases of JVIB articles and associated CEs are non-refundable.
  • All JVIB CEs must be purchased through the online AFB Bookstore using a credit card.
  • Prices and policies are subject to change without notice.
  • ACVREP certificants must enter a valid coupon code (provided by ACVREP) to receive the discounted price.
  • You must answer 80% of the questions correctly to earn 1 ACVREP-approved CE. (You may take the questions as often as necessary to achieve an 80% score.)
  • All data will be kept confidential.

What if I Have Additional Questions?

If you have additional questions, please write or call (304) 710-3027.

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