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Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology


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.

2025 Woodlane Drive
St. Paul, Minnesota 55125
(800) 284-3937 (651) 731-2944

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


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.


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


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

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Last updated: June 24, 2019