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Attention CE Providers

Effective May 1, 2014, there will be a small price increase. You will find changes on the CEC Application in the fee structure. The new Criteria and Application for Continuing Education Providers will be available May 1st. Applications received May 1 and after must submit the new fees.

2014 Annual Continuing Education (ACE) Program Website

The 2014 ACE website has gone live! We will be updating the 2014 ACE website with new information about the program often. You can bookmark the page and check back regularly for updates!

JCAHPO Announces New President

JCAHPO is pleased to introduce ophthalmologist Karl Golnik, MD as the 22nd president of the organization. On August 1, 2013, Dr. Golnik succeeded Tyree Carr, MD, who served as JCAHPO's President for a successful and progressive two years from 2011 to 2013.

Alongside Dr. Golnik's significant work as a neuro-ophthalmologist, he has published over 100 articles on neuro-ophthalmology, and served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Ophthalmic News and Education network, President of the Program Director's Council, and Chair of the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology's Resident Education Committee. Dr. Golnik also currently serves as the Director of Education of the International Council of Ophthalmology, where he volunteers much of his time instructing residency program directors in the most effective teaching methods.

Dr. Golnik was installed at JCAHPO's Annual Meeting in New Orleans on Friday, November 15, 2013.

Read the full press release by clicking here.

Introducing "A Primer on Ophthalmic Medical Assisting: Education, Training, Certification, and Accreditation." This long-awaited publication is a critical brochure that is of great need and interest in the ophthalmic profession.

The publication was funded by a generous gift to JCAHPO's Foundation from Dr. and Mrs. Melvin I. Freeman. Dr. Freeman, a JCAHPO Past President and current JCAHPO Foundation Chair, has been a solid supporter of training programs with his active leadership in helping to start the Renton, Washington, Ophthalmic Assistant training program at Renton Technical College. Dr. and Mrs. Freeman are committed to the education, training and certification of ophthalmic medical personnel and worked with JCAHPO to bring this important information in a concise, easy to use brochure for the ophthalmology profession and academic community - Medical and Program Directors.

The Primer will be used to help organizations worldwide in starting an ophthalmic assisting training program, understanding the role and differences of certification, licensure and accreditation, and to provide a quick tool for reviewing curriculum and certification examination content.

Lynn Anderson, PhD, CEO of JCAHPO says "This Primer can be used as a 'workbook' for starting a training program with its checklist feature used as a 'resource tool'. It also acts as a swift resource for links to other important organizations in the USA and Canada."

Click here to access the publication.

Ophthalmic Surgical Assisting Independent Study Course

We have packaged this tool as a convenient way for eager, career-minded personnel to become familiar with the responsibilities of ophthalmic surgical assisting and better prepare you for the OSA examination. It also meets part of the eligibility requirements for the OSA level examination.  The package includes "The Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant",  by Boess-Lott and Stecik and the Independent Study Course quiz. The text contains basic guidelines and typical scenarios that the ophthalmic surgical assistant needs to know and helps prepare the ophthalmic assistant for any setting, whether it be hospital or office based. The quiz includes 60 quiz items that test comprehension, a study plan that outlines the text’s most important content, and study hints. You may receive 3 JCAHPO Group A credits upon successful completion of the OSA Independent Study Course.

OSA Package (Text and Quiz)..................... $65.00
Text Only.................................................. $47.95
Quiz Only.................................................. $25.00

Click here for more detailed requirements on Surgical Assisting certification eligibility.

Low Vision Certificate of Completion is now available!

A 2012 report co-sponsored by the National Institutes of Health estimates that 2.9 million Americans are living with low vision. This number is projected to increase 72 percent by 2030 when the last of the baby boomers turn 65. You can take great pride in helping visually impaired individuals lead productive and independent lives! Become the low vision resource expert in your office and earn 7 CE Credits!

Download the Order Form now!

Your Source for Online Ophthalmic Continuing Education

Earning your CE credits has never been so easy and affordable!

  • Tracks your credits for you
  • Learn and train from your home, according to your schedule
  • Courses starting at just $8
  • Over 170 courses to choose from
  • New courses added every month
  • Approved CE Credits from JCAHPO, ASORN, OPS, COE and AOC

Extremely popular web-based seminars (webinars) are offered each month as a quick and convenient way to earn your JCAHPO CE credits. These live courses and lectures offered online start at only $18 for 1 JCAHPO Group A Credit. Register for the next Webinar, and experience the new paradigm in online learning!


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