NBPCB Center Approval Process | Orientation Center Evaluation Checklist


NBPCB Center Approval


The National Blindness Professional Certification Board (NBPCB) will provide approval to orientation centers for the purpose of providing immersion and training related to certification and continuing education. The primary focus of approval is that the orientation center be consumer driven, (i.e., is consumer-based in its model of rehabilitation). To be consumer-driven, a center must not only collaborate with consumer organizations of the blind, but maintain concerted efforts towards establishing Structured Discovery methods and an empowering philosophy about training. The NBPCB has an approval plan which is designed to determine whether an orientation center meets standards which make it a consumer-based program.


View the NBPCB Center Approval Process for more details and to get started with the application process.


NBPCB Approved Centers For Immersion and Training

The following centers are recognized by the National Blindness Professional Certification Board (NBPCB) as approved sites for immersion and training. These sites are approved because they meet standards set by the NBPCB of being consumer-focused, (i.e., are driven by a consumer-based model of rehabilitation).


Private Centers

Blindness: Learning In New Dimensions, Incorporated (BLIND, Inc.)

Approved: 06/10/2008—06/09/2020

National Federation of the Blind Center

100 East 22nd St.

Minneapolis, MN 55404

Phone: 612-872-0100



Colorado Center for the Blind (CCB)

Approved: 04/25/2008—04/24/2020
National Federation of the Blind Center
2233 West Shepperd Avenue
Littleton Co 80120.
Phone: 303-778-1130
Fax: 303-778-1598 E Mail:



Louisiana Center for the Blind (LCB)

Approved: 04/03/2008—04/02/2020
National Federation of the Blind
101 South Trenton Street
Ruston LA  71270
Phone: 318 251-2891
Fax: 318 251-0109


State Operated Centers

Ho`opono Services for the Blind Orientation Center

Approved: 10/09/2008—06/18/2021

State Agency

1901 Bachelot Street

Honolulu, HI 96817

Phone: (808) 586-5275




New Mexico Commission for the Blind, Orientation Center

Approved: 04/01/2009—03/31/2022
Lucy Alexander, Deputy Director
408 North White Sands Blvd.
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: 575-437-0401
Toll-Free: 888-513-7967


Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired,
Orientation Center

Approved: 08/23/2008-08/22/2020
State Agency
4600 Valley Road, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68510-4844
Toll Free: 877.809.2419
Local: 402.471.2891
Fax: 402.471.3009