Licensure and Certification
Graduates of the Ophthalmic Medical Technology program are eligible to apply for certification examinations given by national agencies in the field of ophthalmic medical technology. Successful completion of the program does not itself ensure certification. The granting of the B.S. degree is not contingent upon the student’s performance on any external certification. Each student is responsible for becoming familiar with the applicable certification requirements. The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) grants permission for ophthalmic medical technologist students to apply for and begin the certification process prior to graduation. Students enrolled in the UAMS program are required to take the Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) certification examination in their final semester.