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Technicians & Nurses

IJCAHPO is the international certifying agency for allied ophthalmic personnel. Certification is available at three levels: assistant, technician, and medical technologist, along with subspecialty certifications available for surgical assisting, ultrasound biometrist, diagnostic sonographer, scribe certification, and corporate assistant.
Further information regarding the Technicians & Nurses Program or IJCAHPO certification is available by calling IJCAHPO at (800) 284-3937 or by visiting

Technicians and Nurses Program

The International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO®) is pleased to sponsor the Technicians & Nurses Program. The 2023 meeting will provide unparalleled education specifically designed to meet the needs of allied ophthalmic personal. 

ASCRS and IJCAHPO will co-sponsor Biometry Learning Labs on Friday, May 5, 2023. Two lab sessions will be available (an AM session/and a PM session) to a limited number of attendees. Additional registration and fees apply. 

IJCAHPO will also offer the COA and COT Certification Exam Prep Courses on Friday, May 5, 2023. Registration for the main Technicians & Nurses program is separate from the Certification Exam Prep Courses. Attendees must register and pay a fee separate and independent of the main program. Please contact IJCAHPO for registration and details for these optional programs. Additional fees apply. 

For the Technician & Nurses Program, attendees do not register for each course independently. They can choose to attend individual courses from either of the two sessions, each day. There are no individual tickets sold for courses; your badge allows access to any of the courses in this two-track program. 

A joint registration category will be available for those interested in attending both the ASOA and Technicians & Nurses programs. Crossover between the ASOA and Technicians & Nurses programs will be permitted to those registered in the joint registration category only. Those registered solely for either the ASOA or Technicians & Nurses program will not be allowed to crossover. All registrants in either category are welcome to attend the ASCRS program.  

Early bird registration opens November 21, 2022. 

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Book your preferred hotel for the 2023 the ASOA Annual Meeting held in conjunction with the ASCRS Annual Meeting. Discounted hotel blocks in San Diego for the meetings, taking place May 5–8, are now open for making reservations.


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