• JCAHPO Learning Systems now on EyeCareCE.org.
  • COTP becomes an official sponsor of CoA-OMP.

CoA-OMP Accreditation

CoA-OMP accreditation can have immediate and long-term benefits to help propel your education in the direction of progress. Accreditation through CoA-OMP:

  • Helps identify areas for improvement.
  • Aids student recruitment and retention.
  • Is required for students to become eligible for JCAHPO certification.
  • Accredited programs are more competitive for institutional resources.
  • Status enhances the ability to recruit well-qualified students and top faculty.
  • Helps harmonize training of ophthalmic medical technicians and moves closer to global standards and requirements for all ophthalmic educational programs.

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2014 Job Task Analysis/Certification Examination Updates

As medical technology and ophthalmic medical personnel duties change, JCAHPO strives to improve and maintain relevance of our educational offerings and certification examinations for current and future certificants. To gather the information needed to establish standards of performance and develop future examinations, JCAHPO has created a job-task analysis (JTA) survey. Please mark your calendars with the following important dates:

September 2014
Distribution of Job Task Analysis surveys.

November 2014
Summation of results and the creation of the test specifications finalized.

January 2015
Notification of the new examination content area blueprints to training programs.

August 2016
The new multiple-choice examinations for the Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA®), Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT®) and the Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT®) will be available at Pearson VUE Test Centers.

CoA-OMP Quick Links

Find a Training Program

Browse the map of CoA-OMP accredited training programs.

Accreditation: Why?
Accreditation Materials

Review the revised Standards and Guidelines and the new Self-Study Template.