JCAHPO's continuing education (CE) programs are designed to increase the knowledge
and skills of ophthalmic medical personnel as they work toward certification or
recertification. CE credits are awarded for participation in a wide range of programs
and activities including lectures and workshops, independent study, and teaching
approved courses. CE credits may be earned through participation in JCAHPO programs
as well as independent programs approved for credit by JCAHPO.
JCAHPO Revises Group A/B Credit Categories
JCAHPO is pleased to announce the revision of the Group A/B credit categories. Previously, all approved credits were classified as either Group A or B. Group A credits were based on medical and scientific content that was specific to, but not limited to, the JCAHPO examination content areas. Group B credits were courses related to ophthalmology but not tested in the examination content areas.
As of August 1, 2011 all ophthalmology (eye-care) related topics, regardless of the relation to an examination content area, will now be awarded Group A credit for classroom (lecture), workshops & e-learning courses. COURSES/SEMINARS MUST STILL BE SUBMITTED TO, & PRE-APPROVED BY, JCAHPO’s EDUCATION DEPARTMENT to qualify for CE Credit!
Examples of topics that are NOT eligible for CE Credit include:
- Completion of Evaluations
- Conflict Resolution
- Effective Communications
- Listening Skills
- Merits of Certification
- Personality Traits
- Principles of Supervision
- Product Training
- Team Building
- Work-Life Balance
- Topics not unique to eye-care
The Group A and B credit recertification requirements will remain the same. CME category 1 courses in ophthalmology approved by the AMA or Canadian Medical Association will remain the same as well, and will continue to be awarded B credit based on certification level.
Click on certification or
recertification to view/download information on CE credit requirements for
certification and recertification at each level.
E-Learning – ACT!ON
JCAHPO created the E-Learning Web site, www.actioned.org to serve the online continuing education needs of the ophthalmology profession. Short for Assessment, Certification, Training, Interactive Ophthalmology Network (ACT!ON), the site is the premier learning resource for the entire eye care team.
JCAHPO united with the Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology (ATPO), the American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (ASORN), the Canadian Society of Ophthalmic Medical Personnel (CSOMP), the Ophthalmic Photographers' Society (OPS), and the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA) to establish this innovative resource for eye care professionals.
Personnel may take online courses and earn and track credits in one easy online location at www.actioned.org.