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CPC, CPC-CPO

Commission on Paraoptometric Certification


Certified Paraoptometric Examination
Certified Paraoptometric Assistant Examination
Certified Paraoptometric Technician Part 1 Written Examination
Certified Paraoptometric Technician Part 2 Clinical Examination
Certified Paraoptometric Coding Examination
Examination(s)
Certified Paraoptometric Examination 
Certified Paraoptometric Assistant Examination 
Certified Paraoptometric Technician Part 1 Written Examination 
Certified Paraoptometric Technician Part 2 Clinical Examination 
Certified Paraoptometric Coding Examination 
CPC Website
http://www.aoa.org/
Certified Paraoptometric Examination
Application Deadline
Examination Date  
7/14/2014 8/9/2014 - 8/23/2014
10/6/2014 11/1/2014 - 11/15/2014
Eligibility
To sit for the Certified Paraoptometric Examination, the following requirements must be met:
  1. Applicants must have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent, and
  2. Must have a minimum of six (6) months employment in the eye care field.
Fee(s)
Examination Fee $265.00
Regional Testing Center(s)
It will be offered at PSI testing centers. Click here to search for the site nearest you.

NOTE: You will not be able to select a testing center on the PSI site prior to receiving confirmation that you are registered for a certification exam.
Handbook and Application

Certified Paraoptometric Examination

Click here to Download the Handbook

ONLINE APPLICATION AND PAYMENT

You can submit your online application for Certified Paraoptometric Examination.

Please make sure you have read the Handbook for Candidates and have all the required information ready before starting the online application. 

Complete your application using your name exactly as it appears on the photo ID you will present to PSI on the examination date. Registering for the examination with a name that does not match the presented photo ID may result in denial of admittance at your scheduled examination appointment at PSI and forfeiture of the entire registration fee.

Proceed to the PTC Online Applications System: 
CPC-CPO Logo  CPC-CPO ONLINE APPLICATION.

IMPORTANT NOTE: When submitting your application online, you should receive an automated e-mail response within minutes of submission. IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY SUBMITTED YOUR EXAM APPLICATION ONLINE, AND DID NOT RECEIVE AN AUTOMATED RESPONSE, YOUR APPLICATION WAS NOT RECEIVED.


For any questions related to the online application, please contact eforms@ptcny.com

Certified Paraoptometric Assistant Examination
Application Deadline
Examination Date  
7/14/2014 8/9/2014 - 8/23/2014
10/6/2014 11/1/2014 - 11/15/2014
Eligibility
To sit for the Certified Paraoptometric Assistant Examination, one of the following requirements must be met:
  1. Must have earned the CPO title, hold a current CPO designation, and verify a minimum of six months additional employment in the eye care field as a Certified Paraoptometric (CPO), or
  2. Graduates or students currently enrolled and in good standing* in their last semester of study at an approved optometric assistant program are eligible to sit for the examination directly without having been CPO certified. Graduates of approved optometric assistant programs must have completed and graduated within the last three years.

    *Students will be required to submit verification of successful completion of the program before their test results will be released to them. The examination fee will not be refunded to students who do not complete their program.
Fee(s)
Examination Fee $285.00
Student Examination Fee*

*see guidelines regarding student eligibility
$200.00
Regional Testing Center(s)
It will be offered at PSI testing centers. Click here to search for the site nearest you.

NOTE: You will not be able to select a testing center on the PSI site prior to receiving confirmation that you are registered for a certification exam.
Handbook and Application Request

Certified Paraoptometric Assistant Examination

Click here to Download the Handbook

ONLINE APPLICATION AND PAYMENT

You can submit your online application for Certified Paraoptometric Assistant Examination.

Please make sure you have read the Handbook for Candidates and have all the required information ready before starting the online application. 

Complete your application using your name exactly as it appears on the photo ID you will present to PSI on the examination date. Registering for the examination with a name that does not match the presented photo ID may result in denial of admittance at your scheduled examination appointment at PSI and forfeiture of the entire registration fee.

Proceed to the PTC Online Applications System: 
CPC-CPOA Logo  CPC-CPOA ONLINE APPLICATION.

IMPORTANT NOTE: When submitting your application online, you should receive an automated e-mail response within minutes of submission. IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY SUBMITTED YOUR EXAM APPLICATION ONLINE, AND DID NOT RECEIVE AN AUTOMATED RESPONSE, YOUR APPLICATION WAS NOT RECEIVED.


For any questions related to the online application, please contact eforms@ptcny.com

Certified Paraoptometric Technician Part 1 Written Examination
Application Deadline
Examination Date  
7/14/2014 8/9/2014 - 8/23/2014
10/6/2014 11/1/2014 - 11/15/2014
Eligibility
To sit for the Certified Paraoptometric Technician Examination, one of the following requirements must be met:
  1. Must have earned the CPOA title, hold a current CPOA designation, and verify a minimum of six months additional employment in the eye care field as a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA), or
  2. Graduates or students currently enrolled and in good standing* in their last semester of study at an ACOE (Accreditation Council on Optometric Education) approved optometric technician program are eligible to sit for the examination directly without meeting the eligibility "A" criteria. Graduates of approved optometric technician programs must have completed and graduated within the last three years.

    *Students will be required to submit verification of successful completion of the program before their test results will be released to them. The examination fee will not be refunded to students who do not complete their program.

    NOTE: Candidates who are not graduates of an ACOE approved optometric technician program must pass both the CPOT written and practical examinations to be considered a Certified Paraoptometric Technician. ACOE graduates within the past three years are exempt from the CPOT Practical Examination.
Fee(s)
Examination Fee $285.00
Student Examination Fee*

*see guidelines regarding student eligibility
$200.00
Regional Testing Center(s)
It will be offered at PSI testing centers. Click here to search for the site nearest you.

NOTE: You will not be able to select a testing center on the PSI site prior to receiving confirmation that you are registered for a certification exam.
Handbook and Application Request

Certified Paraoptometric Technician Part 1 Written Examination

Click here to Download the Handbook

ONLINE APPLICATION AND PAYMENT

You can submit your online application for Certified Paraoptometric Technician Part 1 Written Examination.

Please make sure you have read the Handbook for Candidates and have all the required information ready before starting the online application. 

Complete your application using your name exactly as it appears on the photo ID you will present to PSI on the examination date. Registering for the examination with a name that does not match the presented photo ID may result in denial of admittance at your scheduled examination appointment at PSI and forfeiture of the entire registration fee.

Proceed to the PTC Online Applications System: 
CPC-CPOT Logo   CPC-CPOT-Part1 ONLINE APPLICATION.

IMPORTANT NOTE: When submitting your application online, you should receive an automated e-mail response within minutes of submission. IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY SUBMITTED YOUR EXAM APPLICATION ONLINE, AND DID NOT RECEIVE AN AUTOMATED RESPONSE, YOUR APPLICATION WAS NOT RECEIVED.


For any questions related to the online application, please contact eforms@ptcny.com

Certified Paraoptometric Technician Part 2 Clinical Examination
Application Deadline
Examination Date  
10/6/2014 11/1/2014 - 11/15/2014
Eligibility
Check it from the board.
Fee(s)
Examination Fee $285.00
Student Examination Fee*

*see guidelines regarding student eligibility
$200.00
Regional Testing Center(s)
It will be offered at PSI testing centers. Click here to search for the site nearest you.

NOTE: You will not be able to select a testing center on the PSI site prior to receiving confirmation that you are registered for a certification exam.
Handbook and Application Request

Certified Paraoptometric Technician Part 2 Clinical Examination

Check back later for the upcoming CPOT2 Handbook.
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ONLINE APPLICATION AND PAYMENT

You can submit your online application for Certified Paraoptometric Technician Part 2 Clinical Examination.

Please make sure you have read the Handbook for Candidates and have all the required information ready before starting the online application. 

Complete your application using your name exactly as it appears on the photo ID you will present to PSI on the examination date. Registering for the examination with a name that does not match the presented photo ID may result in denial of admittance at your scheduled examination appointment at PSI and forfeiture of the entire registration fee.

Proceed to the PTC Online Applications System: 
CPC-CPOT Logo   CPC-CPOT-Part2 ONLINE APPLICATION.

IMPORTANT NOTE: When submitting your application online, you should receive an automated e-mail response within minutes of submission. IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY SUBMITTED YOUR EXAM APPLICATION ONLINE, AND DID NOT RECEIVE AN AUTOMATED RESPONSE, YOUR APPLICATION WAS NOT RECEIVED.


For any questions related to the online application, please contact eforms@ptcny.com

Certified Paraoptometric Coding Examination
Application Deadline
Examination Date  
7/14/2014 8/9/2014 - 8/23/2014
10/6/2014 11/1/2014 - 11/15/2014
Eligibility
To sit for the Certified Paraoptometric Coding Examination, the following requirements must be met:
  1. Applicants must have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent, and
  2. Must have a minimum of two (2) years employment in the medical coding and billing field.
Fee(s)
Examination Fee $265.00
Regional Testing Center(s)
It will be offered at PSI testing centers. Click here to search for the site nearest you.

NOTE: You will not be able to select a testing center on the PSI site prior to receiving confirmation that you are registered for a certification exam.
Handbook and Application Request

Certified Paraoptometric Coding Examination

Click here to Download the Handbook

ONLINE APPLICATION AND PAYMENT

You can submit your online application for Certified Paraoptometric Coding Examination.

Please make sure you have read the Handbook for Candidates and have all the required information ready before starting the online application. 

Complete your application using your name exactly as it appears on the photo ID you will present to PSI on the examination date. Registering for the examination with a name that does not match the presented photo ID may result in denial of admittance at your scheduled examination appointment at PSI and forfeiture of the entire registration fee.

Proceed to the PTC Online Applications System: 
CPC-CPOC Logo   CPC-CPOC ONLINE APPLICATION.

IMPORTANT NOTE: When submitting your application online, you should receive an automated e-mail response within minutes of submission. IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY SUBMITTED YOUR EXAM APPLICATION ONLINE, AND DID NOT RECEIVE AN AUTOMATED RESPONSE, YOUR APPLICATION WAS NOT RECEIVED.


For any questions related to the online application, please contact eforms@ptcny.com

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