Certification and Licensure
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.