PARTICIPATION IN CONTINUING EDUCATION
All licensed members must obtain the minimum number, or greater, of Continuing Education (CE) hours in each competency period in a manner, type and number as directed by Council. (As referenced in the Professional Bylaws section _______Include the professional bylaw reference number when approved by government).
The current CE Policy stipulates that each member is required to participate in a minimum of seventy-five (75) credit hours of continuing education related to the maintenance of his/her standards of practice or continuing competence from an organized program of learning during every three-year cycle.
The College considers an organized program of learning to be:
The CE policy recognizes two categories of continuing education—Categories A and B—the criteria of which are outlined below.
Members will require a minimum of 50 Category A credit hours* while credit for the remaining 25 credit hours may be obtained by participating in either Category A or B CE activities. (*One credit hour is equal to fifty minutes)
Of the 50 Category A hours required, a minimum of 25 hours must be lecture-based on topics reasonably related to ocular disease and management or related systemic disease. COPE-approved online lectures would qualify as long as they include an examination component.
ADVANCED SCOPE OF PRACTICE CREDITATION