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Training & Conferences

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Training & Educational Resources Program

Perkins' Training & Educational Resources Program offers a variety of conferences, professional development workshops, in-service training, and courses for vision and early intervention professionals, teachers, and other educational services providers. These programs are offered both on and off campus and topics are selected based on needs assessments of targeted groups.

Visit the Perkins Training Center Schedule to see our upcoming workshops, seminars and institutes.

For more upcoming local, regional and national conferences visit the FamilyConnect and National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness websites.

Watch Perkins Webcasts: Earn Professional Development/Continuing Education (ACVREP or PDP) Credits

ACVREP certified professionals are required to renew their certification every five years. Similarly, Massachusetts certified teachers are required to renew their certification every five years as well by accumulating Professional Development Points (PDP’s).

Now you can earn ACVREP credits or PDP’s simply by viewing webcasts and completing a short test confirming your participation. All you need to do is watch the webcasts indicated in the tutorial at your own convenience, complete the test, and print your certificate.

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Northeast Regional Center for Vision Education

Perkins provides support to the Northeast Regional Center for Vision Education (NERCVE), which is committed to improving education for students with visual impairments. NERCVE is an established center within the Institute for Community Inclusion, academically affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Boston - New England’s only accredited center for preparing state licensed Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI) and nationally certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (O&M). For more information, visit