Step 1: Determine your eligibility.

1. You must have a high school diploma or equivalency.

2. You must have a minimum amount of work experience. You must have worked for at least 1000 hours (about 6 months full time) under the supervision of an ophthalmologist in the 12 months prior to application.


Step 2: Complete Independent Study Course


You must complete a Joint Commission approved independent study course. It must be completed within 36 months of submitting your application for examination. If it has been more than 36 months, you must repeat the course or submit 18 CE credits for each year beyond the 36 months.


If you have not yet completed this course, click here for helpful information.


If you have completed this step, click here for step 3.