The National Blindness Professional Certification Board (NBPCB) was created to certify qualified specialists in work with the blind. At present, the Certification Board offers two certifications - the National Orientation and Mobility Certification (NOMC), and the National Certification in Literary Braille (NCLB).
The National Orientation and Mobility Certification (NOMC) emphasizes nonvisual instruction, and Structured Discovery Cane Travel ™.
The National Certification in Literary Braille (NCLB) is the only national certification exam specifically intended for teachers working with blind children or adults.
The NBPCB has also developed an approval process for orientation training centers who utilize Structured Discovery methodology throughout their programs and a consumer-focused approach.