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Training Programs & Accreditation

Find an accredited ophthalmic training program near you, connect with current program directors, or learn more about becoming an accredited training program for Allied Ophthalmic Personnel (AOP).


The International Council of Accreditation (ICA) provides accreditation to allied ophthalmic training programs at each level of IJCAHPO core certification. Find a program near you or learn more about the benefits of accreditation.

International Accreditation

IJCAHPO accredits international programs for AOP including in Africa, Egypt, India, Nigeria, and Singapore. Learn more about the requirements for accreditation.


The Consortium of Ophthalmic Training Programs (COTP) was established to promote the growth and awareness of AOP training programs. If you are interested in starting a new program, contact COTP to speak with current program directors.


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