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Ophthalmic Scribe Certification Examination

NOTE: The examination price includes one attempt, to be completed within 14 days after beginning the examination.

The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO®) is offering the Ophthalmic Scribe Certification (OSC®) examination. The Ophthalmic Scribe Certification examination is designed to test the knowledge of creating and maintaining patient medical records under the supervision of an ophthalmologist. These records include the documentation of a comprehensive patient history, physical examination, medications, lab results, and other essential patient information. This examination is CMS Stage 2 Eligible Professional Meaningful Use Core Measures Compliant.

This open resource* examination is comprised of 125 questions in five core content areas:
•  History Taking
•  Ophthalmic Patient Services and Education
•  Ophthalmic Terminology
•  Medical Ethics & Legal Issues
•  The Medical Note/Records

*To successfully complete this examination, you will need various study and reference materials. View the 'YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN' window below for resources that are available through JCAHPO.
Recommended Eligibility Pathways

Candidates who choose to become Ophthalmic Scribe Certified and are currently certified by JCAHPO;
Have completed a 1-year certificate scribe program or 2-year associates scribe degree within 12 months prior to submitting an application. The program must have included course work in anatomy, medical terminology, risk management, legal issues relating to healthcare documentation, and English grammar and punctuation;
Have been employed at least 1,000 hours within 12 months prior to submitting an application under the direct supervision of an ophthalmologist as a medical scribe or front office personnel; or "non-certified" ophthalmic medical professional (assistant, technician or technologist).

This product is the Ophthalmic Scribe Certification examination only. The examination price includes one attempt, to be completed within 14 days after beginning the examination. Each additional attempt requires you to re-purchase the examination. After your purchase has been completed, you can log in and access your Ophthalmic Scribe Certification Examination at the EyeCareCE My Courses Page.


Non-Certified Member:


JCAHPO certified candidate

Non-certified candidate
(and ATPO member or ASRS, AAOE member sponsor)

Non-certified candidate

If you have questions regarding the OSC examination, please read the OSC examination Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, or contact JCAHPO at

Product Code: JCEX1000
Provided by: JCAHPO

Purchasing Multiple Exams?
1. Please DO NOT purchase multiple exams on one account as the exams cannot be transferred or reassigned.
2. Each user must purchase the exam using their own, unique JCAHPO account.
3. Each JCAHPO account MUST have a unique email address.

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OSC online test Mar 19, 2017 12:44 PM
By: Sergina Maria Flaherty, COMT

Excellent way for entry level AOP to enter the career path to IJCAHPO certification. This designation qualifies you to enter data into your ophthalmologists electronic medical record.

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