Frequently Asked Questions
What is accreditation?
Accreditation is a process of voluntary, non-government self-regulation that recognizes educational institutions and/or programs that have been found to meet or exceed established standards of quality.
Specialized and Professional Accreditation: What Should I Know?
What types of accreditations are there?
There are two types of accreditation:
- Institutional - covers entire institutions
- Programmatic or Specialized - covers a specific program within an institution
What type of accreditation does CoA-OMP offer?
Programmatic or Specialized - CoA-OMP accredits training programs for the ophthalmic medical technician.
What levels of ophthalmic medical training programs does CoA-OMP accredit?
There are four different levels of ophthalmic medical training programs that CoA-OMP accredits:
- Ophthalmic Non-Clinical Assistant Program
- Ophthalmic Clinical Assistant Program
- Ophthalmic Technician Program
- Ophthalmic Medical Technologist Program
Is a program considered to be accredited if it has applied for accreditation or is in the accreditation process?
How long is initial accreditation granted for?
A maximum of 3 years
How long is continuing accreditation granted for?
A maximum of 5 years
When are the Annual Reports and Annual Fees due?
October 31 every year