OPS Board of Certification
The Ophthalmic Photographers' Society (OPS) created the Board of Certification (BOC) in 1979. The OPS BOC serves as the formal body responsible for the certification of retinal angiographers, ophthalmic photographers and ophthalmic tomographers.
The BOC's foremost certification is the Certified Retinal Angiographer (CRA) program. The OPS administered the first CRA exam in 1979. The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accredited the CRA program in 1999, and reaccredited it in 2009.
CRA Certification requires submission of work examples that meet established standards as well as successful completion of written and performance examinations. To date, more than 740 ophthalmic photographers have attained the Certified Retinal Angiographer (CRA) credential. For more information, download the
CRA Program Guide (PDF).
The BOC launched a certification program for Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT-C) Imaging in July of 2007. OCT-C certification requires submission of work examples that meet established standards and successful completion of a written examination. For more information, download the
OCT-C Certification Program Guide (PDF).
Device specific portfolio requirements can be downloaded under the Forms & Guides tab.
The OPS Board of Certification is a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE). The CRA program is an accredited program of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)