Introduction to Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Scribing


Introduction to Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Scribing Course

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Thank you for interest in the online Introduction to Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Scribing Course! This is an “at your own pace” course encompassing all the essential subjects to introduce you to the field of ophthalmology and prepare you for the Ophthalmic Scribe Certification exam. A course that is truly meant for everyone and a great foundation for any beginner!

Every lecture is pre-recorded with videos and PowerPoint presentations. The course also provides reference materials for medical terminology and other topics. There are 10 hours of recorded lectures, open book quizzes after each lecture, and a final exam. The course typically takes students 1-2 months to complete. The course is accessible for 90 days after registration.

Successful completion of this program does NOT automatically result in certification and does NOT result in college credits. Upon completion of the course, the student will take the national Ophthalmic Scribe Certification examination. National certification is administered by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO). Students are responsible for making sure they complete all certification requirements. Please see for more details regarding certification.

Additional course details including tuition information is available in the application. Apply now or contact us for more information!