What is COMS?
Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist
The Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist COMS offers professional certification to demonstrate professional competency that supports quality service delivery to persons with vision impairments.
Why employ a COMS certified practitioner
A high-quality certification validates an individual’s knowledge, skills, training and abilities
Allow NDIS participants and other stakeholders to identify individuals with the competencies needed to perform a role or task
Increased recognition by peers and respect of colleagues in the profession
Improved opportunities for employability and advancement
Increased professional trust from NDIS participants the Visiting Teachers and allied health professionals
COMS is an objective, independent, third-party evaluation and assessment of professional competence
Provides practitioners with greater confidence in their professional competence
Recertification requires continuing education points promoting increased job satisfaction
Accountability through ethical conduct standards and /or disciplinary process
Certification provides the public, specifically those seeking and receiving services, greater information in relation to the quality of services and service providers available
Individuals are better prepared and able to make informed decisions regarding the quality of services they or their family member/s receive
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