Step 1: Determine your eligibility.
1. You must be employed at least 2,000 hours (one-year full-time equivalent) as a COA®, under ophthalmologic supervision within 24 months (two-years) prior to submitting your application.
2. You must earn 12 JCAHPO Group A credits within the 12 months (one-year) prior to submitting your exam application.
The Ophthalmic Technician Exam Prep Course from eyetec.net includes 12 CE credits (a $120 value). If you need the credits, then the course prep course only costs you $30 when you subtract the $120 from the course fee of $150.
3. You must maintain certification as a COA while pursuing COT certification.