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.
Video Screenshot from the Prevent Blindness Children's Vision Screening Certification Course
Please note, some states have requirements for children's vision screening that differ from our national certification program. In the following states, please contact your Prevent Blindness affiliate/office for state-specific children's vision screening training and technical assistance.
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.
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- $75 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.
Individuals and groups can arrange for payment via Carol Klemz- 312-363-6017
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.