[vendtalk] Braille Test Coming to New York, March 15

Braille Certification braille at nbpcb.org
Wed Feb 18 10:35:02 UTC 2009

Braille Test Coming to New York, March 15



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.

See the following details for testing in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 
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Sunday, March 15, 2009


8:00am-5:00pm (Doors close 8:30am)


Lighthouse International

(6th Floor Studio/Jr. Ballroom)

111 East 59th Street

New York, NY 10022-1202


$250 combined application/testing fee


Sunday, March 1, 2009

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: 
<http://www.nbpcb.org/>www.nbpcb.org, call the NBPCB office at (318) 
257-4554, or contact Louise Walch, NBPCB Coordinator, at: 
<http://mail.nbpcb.org/src/compose.php?send_to=braille%40nbpcb.org>braille at nbpcb.org.

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