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County of San Luis Obispo

Child Health and Disability Prevention Program: Vision Screening Training

Participants who complete the training must complete the post-test and the evaluation form in order to receive a Certificate of Completion. Recertification is recommended every four years.  Please feel free to use all the resources on this page and save or print them for your reference. 

This training is intended for CHDP providers in San Luis Obispo County. (CHDP providers in Santa Barbara County may use this training as appropriate but may be asked to present additional competency to their local CHDP program.) Providers in other counties should contact your local CHDP program for local training opportunities and resources. 

Questions? Please call  (805) 781-5527.

Children participating in vision screening


Please follow these steps to complete the training. 

Step 1: Complete the pre-test. 

Download and complete the vision screening pre-test


Step 2: View and complete the Vision Screening Presentation Part A.

Download the vision screening presentation and review the material on each slide. 


Step 3: Watch the training videos.


Step 4: View and complete the Vision Screening Presentation Part B.

Download the second part of the vision screening presentation and review the material on each slide. 


Step 5: Review the state vision screening guidelines. 

Download and review documentation resources and requirements.


Step 6: Complete the post-test. 

Download and complete the vision screening post-test

Step 7: Complete the training course evaluation. 

Download and complete the training evaluation


Step 8: Submit the post-test and evaluation. 

Submit the completed post-test and evaluation by email or fax: 

  • Email to [email protected]. (You can scan the file or take a photo with your phone.)
  • Fax to 805-781-4492.

After we receive these documents, we will send you a certificate of completion. 



Step 9 (Optional): Review additional resources and handouts.

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Vision Screening Recommendations
CHDP Vision Screening Key Points
Procedures for the Evaluation of the Visual System by Pediatricians
Vision Screening Pocket Guide
Vision Screening Assessments
Vision Screening Glossary


Step 10 (Optional): Let us know if you need a one-on-one practicum. 

If you feel that you need a one-on-one practicum training, please notify us at [email protected] and [email protected] so that we can schedule a day to do the practicum with you.