Leading ophthalmic organizations, representing more than 25,000 Allied Ophthalmic Personnel (AOP), have collaborated to create the EyeCareCE training and assessment Web site. Allied health organizations offer the highest quality continuing education, training, and certification for Allied Ophthalmic Personnel.
Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology, Inc. (JCAHPO)
JCAHPO is the leading professional association for educating and certifying ophthalmic allied health personnel. JCAHPO’s mission is to enhance the quality and availability of ophthalmic patient care by promoting the value of qualified allied health personnel and by providing certification and education. JCAHPO’s educational offerings include numerous regional and national CE programs; an e-learning Web site; publications; Webinars; training tools, including books and CDs; and an interactive computer Learning System®.
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Canadian Society of Ophthalmic Medical Personnel (CSOMP)
The Canadian Society of Ophthalmic Medical Personnel represents all allied health care personnel in ophthalmology working in Canada. The goals of CSOMP are to work in association with the Canadian Medical Association to accredit new ophthalmic programs in Canada, provide continuing education, and maintain a strong membership consisting of all Canadian ophthalmic medical personnel.
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International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO)
IJCAHPO is a nonprofit organization formed by ophthalmology organizations around the world interested in advancing the development of the eye care team and dedicated to building a viable and sustainable framework for the education and training of ophthalmic medical personnel worldwide. IJCAHPO recognizes and endorses certification by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO). JCAHPO will award candidates certification through the attainment of verifiable ophthalmic skills and knowledge in order to broaden the qualified global workforce that provides quality patient eye care.