Commit to meeting professional standards and delivering high-quality patient care through IJCAHPO certification—an avenue for employment advancement, recognition, and potential pay increases.
IJCAHPO certification validates your knowledge, skills, and abilities in specific content areas as Allied Ophthalmic Personnel (AOP). Our three core levels of certification comprise a solid ladder for progressive career development.
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
The COA is the entry level core designation designed to start eye care professionals on the path to success.
Certified Ophthalmic Technician
The COT certification designation is designed to test the COA who intends to advance their career in the eye care field, or the COT program graduate.
Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist
The COMT certification designation recognizes accomplished eye care professionals who have progressed through the COA and COT levels or are COMT training program graduates.
Show employers and patients you are dedicated to your specialized skillset through IJCAHPO’s specialty certifications.
Ophthalmic Surgical Assisting
The OSA specialty certification exemplifies knowledge in the procedures and instrumentation necessary to assist in ophthalmic surgical suites.
Certified Diagnostic Ophthalmic Sonographer
The CDOS credential signifies AOP who have a knowledge base in the principles and instrumentation needed to perform eye examinations using high frequency sound waves and perform B-scan sonography.
Registered Ophthalmic Ultrasound Biometrist
The ROUB credential signifies AOP who perform A-scan biometry of the eye and have a knowledge base in biometry and physics.
Corporate Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
The CCOA credential offers recognition to corporate employees, of companies that supply products and services to the ophthalmic profession, that they have the essential knowledge in both ophthalmology and industry technology.
Ophthalmic Scribe Certification
The OSC certification is designed to test the knowledge of AOP who create and maintain patient medical records under the supervision of an ophthalmologist.
Certificates of Completion
Designed to test your knowledge in specific areas, IJCAHPO’s Certificates of Completion validate your skills and expertise.
The Contact Lens Fitting Certificate of Completion is designed to test the knowledge of AOP who specialize in contact lens fitting under the supervision of an ophthalmologist.
The Low Vision Certificate of Completion is designed to test the knowledge of AOP who specialize in working in low vision/vision rehabilitation clinics under the supervision of an ophthalmologist.
The Visual Fields Certificate of Completion is designed to test the knowledge of AOP in the visual field areas of procedures, measurements, screening, pathological defects, perimeters, and confrontation testing.
Ophthalmic Surgical Processor
The OSP Certificate of Completion offers a verification of ophthalmic surgical technician knowledge. The OSP is an eligibility pathway for non-ophthalmologic trained personnel and ophthalmic personnel who are not certified by IJCAHPO in the areas of ophthalmic surgical assisting and ophthalmic scrub/sterilization to achieve the OSA certification.