[nfb-talk] Braille Test Coming to New York, March 15
braille at nbpcb.org
Wed Feb 18 10:35:02 UTC 2009
Braille Test Coming to New York, March 15
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.
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)
(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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