The Prevent Blindness Children’s Vision Screening Certification course provides participants with a certification in the most current evidence-based vision screening and eye health best practices for school-aged and preschool-aged children.
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Please note, a state-specific training class may be available for you. Contact your state’s Prevent Blindness program by selecting from the list below.
The Prevent Blindness Children's Vision Screening Certification Course is appropriate for professionals in home visiting and early care and education programs, as well as in school, childcare, public health, and primary healthcare settings.
The Prevent Blindness course content will meet the vision screening needs, for example, of:
Prevent Blindness offers certification in Children’s Vision Screening through two methods- via an in-person class arranged for a group or via an online course supported by video conference.
Participants will learn:
Successful completion of the course will result in a three-year nationally recognized certification in Children’s Vision Screening provided by Prevent Blindness.
Individual Enrollment Price: $125 (Group discounts are available)
The Prevent Blindness Online Vision Screening Training Course is taken in a modular format that can be completed at your pace.
The online course covers:
Modules can be aligned with most state-specific requirements.
Upon completion of the course, you will be directed back to Prevent Blindness staff to arrange a video conference to complete certification. You will need to demonstrate the following during the video conference to complete certification:
The online course is password-protected and access is provided via a personalized link once the course fee is paid - $125 per individual. Please do not send payment information by email. Once payment is processed, you will receive log-in information from the Prevent Blindness site administrator.
Please contact Dr. Kay Nottingham Chaplin at [email protected] regarding training fees and vision screening training services for your area.
Prevent Blindness will work with groups of individuals to arrange for our certified Trainers to provide on-site training. The Prevent Blindness Children’s Vision Screening Certification Course runs approximately 3 to 4 hours. We cover:
We can accommodate 10 to 20 individuals per class and trainer. Class size is limited because we provide time to practice with the screening equipment and role play to demonstrate learned skills. We may also cover other topics depending on geographical needs and interests, such as an overview of educational resources for staff, parents, and students.
Training fees include:
Please contact Dr. Kay Nottingham Chaplin at [email protected] regarding training fees and services for your area and/or to schedule a workshop.
Prevent Blindness is the only organization to offer a national training and certification program in children’s vision screening and screening program implementation. All Prevent Blindness screening programs are based on: medically accepted and scientifically tested screening techniques and technologies; standardized training, testing and reporting; and continual program evaluation.
To ensure our vision screening program is well designed, Prevent Blindness engages the guidance of its Scientific Advisors who are members of the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health Advisory Committee, The committee and its sub-committees are leading experts in child health and vision care from across the country, including ophthalmologists, optometrists, pediatricians, public health strategists, family representatives, vision and eye health researchers, and others.
Certification for Prevent Blindness Children's Vision Screening is valid for three years from the date of successful completion of the Prevent Blindness Children’s Vision Screening Certification Course. The Prevent Blindness Children's Vision Screening Recertification Course includes a review of lesson materials from our online course and a single online assessment. Upon successful completion of the assessment, certification for Prevent Blindness Children's Vision Screenings will be issued for an additional three years.
If your original certification was obtained in 2018 or earlier, please contact Prevent Blindness, [email protected], or call 1-800-331-2020, for authorization to enroll in the recertification course.
The online course is password-protected and access is provided via a personalized link once the course fee is paid - $80 per individual, with discounts available for screeners who have already re-certified at least once. Please do not send payment information by email. Once payment is processed, you will receive log-in information from the Prevent Blindness site administrator.