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IJCAHPO enhances the quality and availability of ophthalmic patient care by promoting the value of qualified Allied Ophthalmic Personnel (AOP) and providing certification and education.


Join an exceptional group of certified professionals by demonstrating your specialized knowledge and continuing competence through IJCAHPO certification.


Maintain professional competency and assure the public that you have met current standards of knowledge and skills required to maintain your certification.


Whether you are certifying for the first time or renewing your certification, our FAQs provide answers to your questions.


View IJCAHPO’s resources to get started on your certification journey, reach your certification goals, and maintain your credentials.

Procedures & Policies

The procedures and policies apply to all applicants and certificants. Learn more about certification standards, examination requirements, and other important topics.

Verify Certification

You may verify an AOP’s certification status with their IJCAHPO ID. To request verification of 10 or more certificants, please contact the certification department.

Military personnel in the United States and Canada will receive up to a 50% discount on certification examination application fees.


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