Learn About Certification Requirements for O&M Specialists

January 22, 2016

In a memo issued January 13, the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education (OSE) addressed questions regarding certification requirements for orientation and mobility (O&M) specialists.

The memo cited R 340.1792 of the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE), which requires certification for all professionals working with students who have disabilities. The OSE specified that Michigan O&M specialists must receive certification from the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education (ACVREP) to meet this requirement.