2023 Ophthalmic Professional Certificate Update
Thank you for participating in the SECO Ophthalmic Professional Certificate program. As previously announced, this program will be modified, and we are currently phasing out the candidates enrolled in this program. We have waived all deadline requirements, allowing current enrollees to finish the requirements by SECO 2023.
We will offer the Final Assessment on Saturday, March 4th, 2023. All interested will need to register for course #610 during registration with an additional fee of $100 for all categories. The registration for the Final Assessment will end on February 14, 2023, to allow time to schedule testing slots for registered attendees.
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Q: What is the Ophthalmic Professionals Certificate Program (OPCP)?
A: This program is the only two-year hands-on certificate testing program available in the optometric profession. It provides a micro-credential that is stackable with other professional accreditations necessary for career advancement.
In our comprehensive program, candidates will be assessed on 15 skills required for the prescreening of patients during an eye exam based on national standards. Participants will accumulate at least 80-course value points and then complete three performance stations in the three-hour Ophthalmic Professionals Certificate Final Assessment. Attendees will have two years to earn 80 points and up to four years to pass the Final Assessment.
Q: What are the requirements for completing the program?
A: Participants will accumulate at least 80-course value points and then complete three performance stations in the three-hour Ophthalmic Professionals Certificate Final Assessment.
Q: Where can I earn hours?
A: Hours can be earned at the annual SECO conference. Each course will have 1-9 points based on the difficulty of the content.
Q: How long do I have to complete the program?
A: The 2-year completion deadline has been waived for all currently enrolled participants.
Q: What is the price of the program?
A: The OPCP is free is enroll. A $100 fee will be associated with the Final Assessment.
Q: Will I receive proof of program completion?
A: Following program completion, participants will receive a certificate and verification of completion following the conference. The process typically takes 8-12 weeks.
Q: What topics will be covered on the testing?
A: The following topics will be covered: case history, acuity testing, pinhole testing, pupils, motility, cover tests, stereopsis, color vision testing, pachymetry, lensometry, and more.