Certification Exam Prep Courses
Attend IJCAHPO’s Certification Exam Prep Courses to help you reach your initial level of certification or continue to move to the next level of certification. These courses will validate your exam content area knowledge to better prepare you to take your certification exam. Courses will be presented live through a virtual meeting platform. The courses will feature presentations with time for attendees to ask questions. ACE registration is not required. If you would like to register for a Certification Exam Prep Course only, please contact our office at 651-731-2944 for assistance.
*IJCAHPO does not require nor guarantee a passing score on the COA, COT or COMT examinations with the purchase of and the participation in the IJCAHPO COA, COT or COMT certification examination preparation courses.

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) Certification Exam Prep Course

Saturday, December 5, 12:00 pm-3:00 pm Central
Speaker TBD
Prerequisite: None. Participants should have a basic knowledge and comprehension of the COA exam content areas. A minimum of 6 months work experience in ophthalmology is helpful.
Description: This course is designed to prepare the attendee by providing a general review of the content areas for the IJCAHPO COA multiple-choice certification exam.
Disclaimer: Course material is based on the instructor’s interpretation of the content areas outlined in the IJCAHPO Criteria for Certification and Recertification Handbook. The instructors of this review course have no direct knowledge of the specific certification exam questions.
Credits: 0 A IJCAHPO

Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) Certification Exam Prep Course

Saturday, December 5, 8:00 am-11:00 am Central
Barbara Harris, PA, MBA, COT, OSC, Hickory, NC
Prerequisite: COA certification or proof of enrollment in an accredited COT program and verification from the program director will be required.
Description: This course is designed to prepare the attendee by providing a general review of the content areas for the IJCAHPO COT multiple-choice certification exam and the following skills: retinoscopy, refinement, ocular motility, cover and alternate cover testing, keratometry, lensometry, tonometry and visual fields. An introduction to the simulation component will be provided.
Disclaimer: Course material is based on the instructor’s interpretation of the content areas outlined in the IJCAHPO Criteria for Certification and Recertification Handbook. The instructors of this review course have no direct knowledge of the specific certification exam questions.
Credits: 3 A IJCAHPO

Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) Certification Exam Prep Course

Saturday, December 12, 8:00 am-11:00 am Central
Kent Rose, COMT, Yellowknife, NT, Canada
Prerequisite:
COT certification or proof of enrollment in an accredited COMT program required and verification from the program director will be required.
Description: This course is designed to prepare the attendee by providing a general review of the content areas for the IJCAHPO COMT multiple-choice certification exam and the following clinical skills: versions and ductions, pupil evaluation, fundus photography and fluorescein phases, ocular motility and manual lensometry. An introduction to the simulation component will be provided. 
Disclaimer: Course material is based on the instructor’s interpretation of the content areas outlined in the IJCAHPO Criteria for Certification and Recertification Handbook. The instructors of this review course have no direct knowledge of the specific certification exam questions.
Credits: 3 A IJCAHPO
 
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