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  • ICA Name Change
  • Career Development
  • EyeCareCE JCAHPO Learning Systems now on EyeCareCE.org.
  • COTP COTP becomes an official sponsor of ICA.

ICA Accreditation

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ICA New Standards for Accreditation

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

  • 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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Survey/Certification Examination Updates

As medical technology and Allied Ophthalmic Personnel (AOP) duties change, IJCAHPO® strives to improve and maintain relevance of our educational offerings and certification examinations for current and future certificants.

December 2017
Distribution of the ATPO® National Salary and Benefits Survey Report.

August 2018
The core level certifications, Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA®), Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT®), and Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT®) were updated in August 2018. The Registered Ophthalmic Ultrasound Biometrist (ROUB®) and the Certified Diagnostic Ophthalmic Sonographer (CDOS®) certification examinations were also updated. The core level certification examinations were updated to reflect the examination content areas as set forth in the Job Task Analysis (JTA) Survey. The JTA survey is conducted every 5 years and the results of the JTA survey are the basis for the development of the updated core certification examinations.

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Accreditation Materials

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