Recertification Criteria

Maintaining certification is just as important as earning it. Medical technologies and advances occur rapidly, so ophthalmic personnel must keep up with these changing trends. JCAHPO certification is valid for 36 months. Certified allied ophthalmic personnel may renew their certification either by earning continuing education credits or by retesting in lieu of CE credits.

You can access your JCAHPO CE credits on file by logging into your account at the upper left corner of this page. For a nominal fee, JCAHPO will track all of your CE credits for you. Click CE Tracking Form for more details.

Please Note: Normal processing time for a recertification application is 4 to 6 weeks after receipt of the application. When applying for recertification, courses for CE credits may only be counted once during a 36-month certification cycle. Duplicate courses will not be accepted.

IJCAHPO Core Certification Criteria Book

IJCAHPO Certification Criteria Including Specialty Certifications

The links below will take you to the specific pages in our handbooks
to assist you in finding the information you need.

Recertification Application (PDF) Certification Fee Schedule and Timeline
OSA Recertification Surgical Log (PDF) Recertification-General Information
Standards, Procedures, and Sanctions

Ophthalmic Scribe Certification (OSC) Examination