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  1. Benefits of ATPO Membership Value of JCAHPO Certification ATPO Unifies. JCAHPO Certifies. www.atpo.org www.jcahpo.org www.myeyecareer.org

  2. What is JCAHPO? The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO®) is acknowledged throughout ophthalmology as the source of professional certification for ophthalmic personnel. JCAHPO’s Mission is to enhance the quality and availability of ophthalmic patient care by promoting the value of qualified allied health personnel and providing certification and education.

  3. Purpose of Certification Certification is a process that recognizes individuals who have met certain qualifications and demonstrated special knowledge and expertise. JCAHPO certification reinforces the skills and knowledge needed to perform as an ophthalmic medical technician.

  4. Levels of Certification • JCAHPO’s three core levels of certification comprise a • solid ladder for progressive career development. • Sub-Specialty Certification • Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant (OSA®) • Additional Certifications • Corporate Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (CCOA®) • Registered Ophthalmic Ultrasound Biometrist (ROUB®) • Certified Diagnostic Ophthalmic Sonographer (CDOS®)

  5. Value of Certification • Personal accomplishment • Improve skills and patient care • Increase employment and advancement opportunities • Peer recognition • Increase job satisfaction • Enhance career mobility • Salary enhancement • Patient recognition

  6. CertificationDemonstrates • Advanced knowledge of ophthalmology • Commitment to high quality patient care • Achievement of skills and knowledge • Highly educated and trained professional • Desire to advance in your career

  7. What is ATPO? The Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology® (ATPO) is a professional membership organization, dedicated to the success of ophthalmic medical personnel. ATPO's Mission is to provide, expand, and support scientific and educational opportunities for allied health personnel in ophthalmology, and to act as an advocate for its members and the profession.

  8. Benefits of ATPO Membership • ATPO Membership can offer you and your career numerous benefits in the following areas: • Continuing education • Discounts on products • Advance your career

  9. Continuing Education Savings • ATPO Members Can Earn Free CE Credits • Savings of $88 • Annual Scientific Session & Grand Rounds 2-Day Package • Savings of $75+ • Regional Educational Programs • Savings of $25+ • Member pricing for the EyeCareCE web site products is available to users with current membership in ATPO. http://eyecarece.jcahpo.org/

  10. Product Discounts • National Salary & Benefits Report • Now FREE for ATPO Members! • ATPO Certification Exam Review Flashcards • COA (Certified Ophthalmic Assistant) • COT (Certified Ophthalmic Technician) • COMT (Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technician) • ROUB (Registered Ophthalmic Ultrasound Biometrist) • Surgical Assisting • Savings of $8 or more!

  11. Advance Your Career • ATPO offers numerous career enhancement opportunities to its members, including: • Networking • Job posting service • Leadership roles • Local continuing education meetings • Opportunities to volunteer • Regional mentor network • Vote, hold office, and serve on committees • Participate in advocacy and legislative activities • Mentor a student or young career professional

  12. By joining ATPO and obtaining JCAHPO certification you will… • Command higher salary • Increase employment and advancement opportunities • Increase job satisfaction • Enhance career mobility • Achieve recognition from both peers and patients • Improve patient care • Advance your career • Save on continuing • education and products

  13. It’s Time to Become an ATPO Member and Get Certified! (800) 482-4858 atpomembership@jcahpo.org www.atpo.org (800) 284-3937 jcahpo@jcahpo.org www.jcahpo.org