Membership Benefits

The Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology (ATPO) invites you to become a member of the organization that represents all Allied Ophthalmic Personnel (AOP)! The success of ATPO is due to the strength and professionalism of its members, who work through ATPO, to meet the demands of their careers as the scope of ophthalmic medical technology expands and changes. ATPO represents all AOP, including ophthalmic assistants, technicians, nurses, photographers, surgical and keratorefractive technologists, orthoptists, and contact lens specialists.

ATPO's mission is to support the exceptional delivery of physician-led patient care through education, training, career development, and advocacy for allied ophthalmic professionals.

Some of the benefits we offer to our members include:

  • Monthly networking opportunities
  • Special Interest Groups
  • Reduced rates for certification exam preparation
  • Reduced rates for Train the Trainer and ATPO Educational Programs
  • Subscription to Viewpoints magazine
  • ATPO’s Monthly Memo
  • Access to Regional Mentors
  • Opportunities to serve on committees, conduct training and education courses, serve as a regional ambassador, and more!

Individual Memberships

Regular Member – $95/year
Certified and non-certified ophthalmic personnel.

Student Member – $20/year
Individuals currently enrolled in an ophthalmic education program.

Joint CSOMP Member – $95/year
Certified or non-certified ophthalmic personnel who are members of both ATPO and CSOMP (Canadian Society of Ophthalmic Medical Personnel).

Practice Group Membership

ATPO Practice Group Membership Size Membership Fee Savings Plus Enjoy Additional ATPO Practice Member Benefits
Level 1 Practice Membership
(Up to 10 Members)
$750
(savings of up to $200)
  • Access to a free on-demand course library with more than 20 courses
  • Member discounts on course fees for live and on-demand courses
  • Subscriptions to ATPO Monthly Memo and Viewpoints Magazine
  • Opportunity to participate in ATPO Special Interest Groups
  • 10% group discount on member rate for live courses for groups of 5 or more
  • 10% discount on ATPO educational products, including certification prep materials
Level 2 Practice Membership
(Up to 25 Members)
$1,500
(savings of up to $875)
  • Access to a free on-demand course library with more than 20 courses
  • Member discounts on course fees for live and on-demand courses
  • Subscriptions to ATPO Monthly Memo and Viewpoints Magazine
  • Opportunity to participate in ATPO Special Interest Groups
  • 15% group discount on member rate for live courses for groups of 5 or more
  • 15% discount on ATPO educational products, including certification prep materials
Level 3 Practice Membership
(Up to 50 Members)
$2,250
(savings of up to $2,500)
  • Access to a free on-demand course library with more than 20 courses
  • Member discounts on course fees for live and on-demand courses
  • Subscriptions to ATPO Monthly Memo and Viewpoints Magazine
  • Opportunity to participate in ATPO Special Interest Groups
  • 20% group discount on member rate for live courses for groups of 5 or more
  • 20% discount on ATPO educational products, including certification prep materials
Level 4 Practice Membership
(Up to 100 Members
$3,000
(savings of up to $6,500)
  • Access to a free on-demand course library with more than 20 courses
  • Member discounts on course fees for live and on-demand courses
  • Subscriptions to ATPO Monthly Memo and Viewpoints Magazine
  • Opportunity to participate in ATPO Special Interest Groups
  • 25% group discount on member rate for live courses for groups of 5 or more
  • 25% discount on ATPO educational products, including certification prep materials
  • One complimentary set of ATPO certification prep flashcards (include COA, COT, COMT, and ROUB)
  • Complimentary ATPO Salary Survey Report
Level 5 Practice Membership
(More than 100 Members)
$3,500
(savings of at least $6,500)
  • Access to a free on-demand course library with more than 20 courses
  • Member discounts on course fees for live and on-demand courses
  • Opportunity to participate in ATPO Special Interest Groups
  • Subscriptions to ATPO Monthly Memo and Viewpoints Magazine
  • 30% group discount on member rate for live courses for groups of 5 or more
  • 30% discount on ATPO educational products, including certification prep materials
  • One complimentary set of ATPO certification prep flashcards (includes COA, COT, COMT, and ROUB)
  • Complimentary Comprehensive Salary Survey Report
  • One complimentary registration to virtual ATPO Train the Trainer Course and textbook ($250 value)