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Complete the training and become a vision screener…

The ACAO has developed training for our members to learn how to perform vision screening services. We encourage members to take the training so that they can go out and perform this service in their communities. The training is made up of two parts; an online vision screening course, and a vision screening practicum. At this time, we are not able to organize vision screening events, however you may borrow our vision screening equipment and hold your own vision screening event in your community!


Online Vision Screening Course

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Take the course online and earn partial credits…

Part One of the Vision Screening Course can be completed online through Canvas. Upon completion of this section, you will earn 3 EC credits.

After you sign up for the vision screening canvas course, you will then be sent an e-mail invitation to join the course on Canvas. Follow the directions on our Canvas page if you find you’re having trouble navigating the site.


Vision Screening Practicum

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It’s time to put that knowledge to the test…

If you would like to gain even more experience, you can host your own vision screening event and submit a practicum report for credit! The practicum is worth 2 EC credits.

Read about the vision screening practicum and send in your report after you hold your event.

Please note: Before you take the practicum, you first need to complete the online vision screening course through Canvas.



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How much does it cost and how long does it take?

This is a FREE course, that we offer to encourage you to broaden your skill set.

Most people are able to complete both sections of the course in a total of 6 hours.