Candidates for JCAHPO certification must hold a high school diploma or equivalency.
In addition, JCAHPO has established specific educational and work requirements for
candidates applying for certification at each level.
In general, candidates are eligible for certification if they have completed one
of the following:
The JCAHPO certification process is examination-based. Exams are based on research
conducted every five years to determine the typical tasks performed by ophthalmic
assistants, technicians, medical technologists, and surgical assistants. These tasks
are grouped into categories, and the examinations are designed to include questions
pertaining to each category. Click on the following links for more information on