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NEHEP Partnership Directory

Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology

2025 Woodlane Drive
St. Paul, MN 55125
Phone: 1-800-284-3937; 651-731-2944
Fax: 651-731-0410
Web Site:


Lynn D. Anderson, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer


  • Mission:

    The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) serves 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.

  • Programs/Activities:

    JCAHPO conducts international certifying examinations and provides continuing education programs. JCAHPO also develops standards of education and training in the field.
    E-Learning Website:

  • Meetings:

    In addition to the annual meeting conducted with the American Academy of Ophthalmology (October/November), JCAHPO holds year-round regional continuing education programs for ophthalmic personnel.

  • Publications:

    Eye Lights: A newsletter that is published quarterly
    Presidentís Report: An annual activity report
    Criteria for Certification: A booklet that describes certification requirements for three core levels and two subspecialties (PDF)

Date Last Updated
January 2014

Department of Health and Human Services NIH, the National Institutes of Health