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

Ophthalmic Medical Technicians’ Week

The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO), the Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology, Inc. (ATPO), and the Contact Lens Society of America (CLSA) have joined forces in designating November 3-7, 2014 as Ophthalmic Medical Technicians’ Week. One week out of the year has been designated to recognize Ophthalmic Medical Technicians and their contributions to eye care, and to make the public more aware of ophthalmic careers.


Click the links below for posters, toolkits and more information.

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

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Accreditation: Why?
Accreditation Materials

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