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Certified Paraoptometric Assistant

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Commission on Paraoptometric Certification
Certified Paraoptometric Assistant
243 N. Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis
MO 63141


The Certified Paraoptometric Assistant Examination is prepared and administered by the American Optometric Association, Commission on Paraoptometric Certification (CPC), with the assistance of the Professional Testing Corporation. The purpose of this examination is to confirm a level of knowledge necessary to perform the functions of a paraoptometric assistant. Those who have successfully completed the examination will be certified with the Commission on Paraoptometric Certification as a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA).

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Work Experience Required? No

Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Renewal Required? Every 3 Year(s)

Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)? Yes

Renew through Re-Examination? No

Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)? No

This certification is accredited by NCCA.
Read more about NCCA.

This certification is third-party industry-endorsed.
Read more about endorsement.

This certification is related to military occupational specialties.
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