Scheduling Your COE Exam

How Do I Schedule My Exam?
After you have submitted your application, you will be contacted by an associate from the International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO®), our testing agent, with instructions for scheduling your test date.

Where Do I Take the Exam?
Eligible applicants may take the COE examination at Pearson Vue Testing Centers in or near their hometown or at the ASOA Annual Meeting each spring.  If choosing to take the exam through a Pearson Vue testing Center, scheduling of an appointment can be accomplished in one of two ways. After you have completed and submitted your application to ASOA with all requested information, documentation, and appropriate fees and received examination authorization from IJCAHPO notifying you that you are eligible to take the examination and providing you with your Candidate ID information, you may call the Pearson VUE call center at 888-231-1929. An agent will assist you in finding the best date and test center for your examination. You may also schedule your own appointment using the online scheduling tool located on the ASOA Pearson Vue page. Please note that the account creation may take up to 24 hours. You will be notified by e-mail ONLY when your account is activated. This email will identify your user name and password to enter the scheduling system.

Do I have to be an ASOA member to take the exam?
No, the examination is an industry examination and is open to anyone who qualifies. ASOA members receive discounted fees.