OAL-PS Meetings & Exam Schedule

OAL-PS Meetings

The OAL-PS holds continuing education meetings at the Annual Convention of the Optometry Association of Louisiana (OAL) each June, in addition to occasional course offerings at the OAL's Mid-Winter & Fall CE Meetings.  For more details, please go to the "Events & CE" tab in the menu above.


The CPC provides the schedule for the 2016 regional examinations. The CPOTM, CPOATM, CPOTTM, and CPOCTM examinations are administered during an established two-week testing period four times yearly, Monday through Saturday excluding holidays, at computer-based testing facilities managed by PSI.

2016 Examination Dates

Application Deadlines

Exam Dates

1/15/16 (9:00 PM EDT) 2/06/16—2/20/16
4/15/16 (9:00 PM EDT) 5/07/16—5/21/16
7/15/16 (9:00 PM EDT) 8/13/16—8/27/16
10/03/16 (9:00 PM EDT) 11/05/16—11/19/16

Prior to Submitting an Examination Application:

  • Candidates will be held accountable for knowing the policies and procedures set forth in the handbook.
  • Candidates should keep in mind that the commitment to certification does not end with passing the examination.
  • Once a certification is attained participation in continuing education and submission of a renewal fee is required in order to maintain a current certification.

Find a testing location through PSI

  • Select the sponsor of the examination you are taking from the list (Commission on Paraoptometric Certification/CPC)
  • Select your state to view testing centers matching your specified criteria

To find a test site, click here.

For more information on Paraoptometry and the AOA Paraoptometric Section, click here.

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