Continuing Education

Continuing Education (CE) Programs are sponsored year-round, in addition to e-learning opportunities on www.eyecarece.org and the monthly Webinar Series. In order to maintain IJCAHPO certification, candidates must earn CE credits by attending these and other educational opportunities approved by IJCAHPO.
  • E-Learning
  • Webinars
  • Regional Continuing Education Programs
  • Annual Scientific Session/Grand Rounds

E-Learning Opportunities
Members may earn up to 5 free CE credits each membership year with ATPO's CE articles and audio courses. To earn the free CE credits, you must be a member of ATPO. Read an article or listen to an audio course, take the accompanying quiz and submit your quizzes for your complimentary credits.

Login onto the Members Only Page for a list of all available courses!


Regional Continuing Education Programs
ATPO sponsors regional educational programs where members can earn IJCAHPO-approved continuing education credits for attending. Members receive discounted registration fees.

Watch for announcements in future ATPO Viewpoints and other mailings. Program brochures are mailed to members in selected states and may be viewed on EyeCareMarketplace.

View upcoming regional programs.


Certification Exam Review Sessions
ATPO offers both Written and Practical Certification Review Sessions to help attendees prepare for the COA, COT, and COMT examinations at regional meetings throughout the year including the Annual Meeting.

The Written Review Sessions provide attendees with a general review of content areas covered on the exams. It does not provide test questions or any specifics about the exam – it only reviews content.

ATPO also hosts COT and COMT Practical Review Sessions. During the COT Sessions, attendees have their own computer and work with simulations very similar to the actual IJCAHPO COT Exam. The COMT Practical provides hands-on workstations and expert volunteers to assist participants in five skill areas. The one-on-one interaction in both the COT and COMT Review Sessions has been found to be very valuable.

View upcoming review session dates.


ATPO's Annual Scientific Session & Grand Rounds
Come and find out why everyone loves ATPO’s Scientific Session & Grand Rounds held each fall in conjunction with IJCAHPO’s Annual Continuing Education program. No more running from classroom to classroom, at our meeting, the speakers come to you! You will enjoy a variety of 30-minute presentations both Saturday and Sunday, and registration includes lunch on Saturday and a continental breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Participate in the Super Tech Game show to end the day – it is fun, challenging, and educational! ATPO sends a program listing of its course offerings to all ATPO members.

Benefits of attending ATPO’s Annual Scientific Session/Grand Rounds

  • Earning up to 13.5 IJCAHPO CE credits
  • Opportunity to network with peers
  • Research career opportunities
View current annual meeting information.
Continuing Education

Phil Weber Grant

ACE