[nfbwatlk] Braille Test at Washington Seminar
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From: Braille Certification
To: Louise Walch
Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 5:42 PM
Subject: Braille Test at Washington Seminar
Dear NFB State Presidents,
Please find attached a flyer announcing that testing for the National
Certification in Literary Braille will be held on the Saturday prior
to our Washington Seminar. Please pass this information along to your
membership and others you think might be interested.
Thanks in advance.
Louise G. Walch
Braille at nbpcb.org
Braille Test at Washington Seminar
Feb 7, 2009
THE NATIONAL CERTIFICATION IN
LITERARY BRAILLE (NCLB)
As you may be aware, the National Literary Braille Competency Test
(NLBCT) of the National Library Service (NLS) has been transferred to
the administration of the National Blindness Professional
Certification Board (NBPCB). With the NLBCT as its cornerstone, the
NBPCB has established the National Certification in Literary Braille
(NCLB), which is a complete professional credential that requires
recertification on a five year cycle. Individuals who were certified
with the NLBCT prior to 2006 will need to retest through the NBPCB;
however, the initial fee may be waived if the applicant can show
proof of original NLBCT credential.
The NCLB is currently the only nationally recognized certification in
literary Braille. The examination has not been substantially changed
from its earlier version once administered by the NLS, however a five
year recertification requirement has been instituted in the interest
of maintaining high standards. The exam is not aimed at transcribers.
Rather, it is a valid test of a person's ability to competently read,
write, and understand contracted, literary Braille, and is being
targeted to all individuals who teach Braille professionally, and/or
those seeking to be credentialed in this area.
The next scheduled exam open for certification and recertification in 2009 is:
Date: Saturday, February 7, 2009
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm (Doors close 8:30am)
Location: Holiday Inn Capitol (Columbia II)
550 C Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
Cost: $250 combined application/testing fee
Deadline: Sunday, January 4, 2009
(or $275 late registration January 5-25)
Subsequent NCLB examinations will be convened wherever an appropriate
venue can be procured, and sufficient applicant numbers make it
possible. Please contact the NBPCB for more details.
To apply online go to:
or to download the NCLB Candidate Guidelines please visit:
For additional information please visit the NBPCB website at:
www.nbpcb.org, call the NBPCB office at (318) 257-4554, or contact
Louise Walch, NBPCB Coordinator, at: braille at nbpcb.org.
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