Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology
The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) is the international certifying body for allied health personnel in the medical field of ophthalmology, who are collectively termed ophthalmic medical personnel (OMP). It is governed by a board that represents related organizations that have an interest in developing the personnel in ophthalmology, such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The central office of JCAHPO is located in Woodbury, Minnesota.
Related to JCAHPO is the Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology, which is a professional association of OMP. ATPO does not provide certification, but facilitates professional activities such as networking, continuing education, and professional certification.