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CRA Requirements
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Program Fees (US$)

Exam Fees                                    

Non-OPS member:      $555.00  (This includes a 1 year OPS Membership)            

OPS member                 $465.00

Retesting Fees:             $285.00 (Written, Performance, or Both)


Submission of a satisfactory photographic portfolio including color fundus and angiography images. Exact submission format is detailed in the CRA Program Guide (PDF).

Verification Letter

Letter from employing physician or institution verifying candidate's employment history as a Retinal Angiographer for a minimum of 2 years.

*Documented formal education or professional certification may be used as a substitute for up to 1 year of work experience. Details available in the CRA Program Guide (PDF).

CPR Certificate

Current certificate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that included both written and hands-on examinations (American Heart Association or American Red Cross).

Successful completion of written examination

The written examination consists of two sections, with a total of 175 questions. It requires two and a half hours to complete. Written exams are held at approved test centers both within the United States and Internationally. Find a testing center near you here. Please do not contact the test centers directly but work with to schedule the CRA examination.  For a compete Content Outline and Exam Weightings, consult the CRA Program Guide (PDF). For study resources, see the CRA Resource Page.

Successful completion of the performance examination

The performance portion of the examination for CRA will require approximately two to four hours to complete, depending on the total number of candidates, availability of equipment, and the number of examiners. For detailed information, consult the CRA Program Guide (PDF), and refer to this year's test dates for more information.

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