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Certified Ophthalmic Executive Certificate Program

The Certified Ophthalmic Executive (COE) designation is the national standard for ophthalmic practice management. 

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The Certified Ophthalmic Executive (COE) designation is the national standard for ophthalmic practice management. Administered by the National Board for the Certification of Ophthalmic Executives (NBCOE), the COE program recognizes those who have achieved the experience, knowledge and skills identified by the NBCOE as essential to practice management. This elite certification promotes excellence and professionalism in ophthalmic practice management. Get certified and be recognized as a leader in managing the business of ophthalmology.

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Highly recommend earning a COE. Studying for the COE educated me on items I did not know. Having a COE designation will also indicate to others that you have the knowledge for upper level positions.
Bryan Ross, COE

Clayton

The COE designation has been one of the most important things I've done for my career and for the practice / ASC I manage. I highly recommend pursing the COE for anyone with a desire to move into management as well as expand their career opportunities.

John Clayton, COE

Froleiks

Obtaining the COE designation allowed me to show my physicians that I understand their business and industry, which ultimately gave them comfort in my skills to lead them down their future business path.

Keith Froleiks, COE, CMA

Corby

Obtaining COE certification is a confidence booster. As an administrator there is a vast amount of knowledge required to run a successfull practice and the COE prepares you for it.

Vicki Corby, COE