Get Certified – Take the National Certification in Literary Braille Exam this November

The LightHouse for the Blind is once again honored to hold the National Certification in Literary Braille (NCLB) exam this November.

When: Saturday, November 2, 2013
Where: LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters, 214 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco

Please sign up by Friday October 25, 2013.

You can stand out among teachers of the blind and visually impaired by holding an important, nationally recognized certification in literary braille proficiency. If you have questions or need further information please email

Did you know?

  • The NCLB is the only test that is specifically designed for teachers and aids who work with blind children and adults. All other national certifications are intended for transcribers who must be experts in the braille code.
  • Representatives from the American Council of the Blind, the American Foundation for the Blind, the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Blinded Veterans Association, the Canadian Council of the Blind, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, the National Federation of the Blind, and The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped all came together to find a way for teachers working with the blind to unequivocally demonstrate their knowledge of braille. The NCLB was the result.
  • The NCLB test was originally maintained and administered by The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped before the National Blindness Professional Certification Board (NBPCB) assumed responsibility for it.
  • The NCLB will ensure employers, school administrators, colleagues, consumers, families, and other professionals that you possess proficient braille knowledge and skills to meet your professional responsibilities.

You can go to for information on the material covered by the NCLB, a sample test, study materials, description of common errors, accommodations, information on the reference materials you can use on the test, costs including special rates for students, and much more.