Optometric Assistant, COA
Online National Certification
Earning your COA certification doesn't have to be so complicated
AAH now offers online COA exams via our secure, virtual computer-based testing (CBT) portal. You've already been trained or have job experience, now it's time to show what you know. Optometric Assistant, COA certification sets you apart in one of the fastest growing health science career fields.
  • Satisfy employer & state regulations
  • Get immediate proof of certification
  • Earn higher wages
  • Advance your resume and career
Get Your Certification
If you satisfy one of the eligibility options, simply upload approved documentation directly to your AAH account and take the exam when you're ready.
Confirm your eligibility
Take the exam online
Keep Your Certification
Stay current by completing continuing education (CE) each year. You can get CEs online within your AAH account or by uploading external credits.
Obtain 5 CE Credits
Pay dues
Access your new certificate
Eligibility Options
  • Completion of related course or training program, or
  • One year's work experience in the field, or
  • Relevant military training, or
  • Previously have been certified by another agency.
Approved Documentation
To demonstrate your eligibility, you must upload to your AAH account at least one of the following forms of Proof of Eligibility Documentation:
  • Copy of either school transcript, diploma, or certificate, or
  • Letter from employer indicating job title and length of employment, or
  • Check stub indicating job title and hire date, or
  • DD Form 214 (for military personnel), or
  • MemberID/Certification# from previous certification agency
The Certification Process with AAH
Access free study materials
When you register, you get immediate access to a topical study guide & unlimited practice tests.
Upload your eligibility documents
Submit one form of approved documentation, which will be reviewed and approved within 1-2 business days.
Take the exam online
When you're ready, begin testing with your home computer or at an AAH-Affiliated testing site.
Access your certificate
Get immediate test results and download documentation of your certification status.
Why AAH is different
See for yourself why state departments of education trust AAH
Free study materials, free retake exam, and renewal dues 50% less than industry standards.
100% Online Testing
With AAH, get the same legal credentials but take the exam at your own computer.
The only organization where you can register, submit docs, and get your card - in the same day.
Mobile & Tablet Friendly
Study on your own terms because whenever you're ready to take the exam, so are we.
Nationally Recognized Credentials
Join our 30+ thousand members working in every state and over 30 countries overseas.
Continuing Education
We provide you will all the needed CEs to keep your certification current with AAH.
Optometric Assistant Online COA Certification Exam
Registration includes:
Topical study guide, practice tests, and one retake exam
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