Continuing Education

Continuing Education

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 12.1).

CE CYCLE is the three preceding years.  CE hours for your 2019 license renewal will be tabulated using the three preceding years of 2018, 2017 and 2016.  Please visit your Member Profile to confirm your current hours.  Note* Changes to CE requirements will not occur until changes to our professional bylaws have been ratified by government.

ADVANCED SCOPE OF PRACTICE CREDITATION

Goal:
To ensure Saskatchewan optometrists remain in the forefront of Canadian optometric practice – recognizing that current optometric training and competencies include diagnosing, treating, and managing glaucoma, and prescribing oral medications for the treatment of eye disease.

Mandate:
In 2015 (June 3 – 5 and October 15-17) the Saskatchewan Association of Optometrists (SAO) authorized the development and delivery of an “Advanced Scope of Practice Certification Course” offered by the University of Waterloo. The Advanced Scope of Practice Certification Course supports national initiatives ensuring Canadian optometrists are providing patient care that reflects current training and competencies and was designed to prepare Saskatchewan Association of Optometrist (SAO) members for changes to scope of practice. Scope of practice changes would allow optometrists licensed in Saskatchewan to diagnose, treat and manage glaucoma, and prescribe oral medications for the treatment of eye disease.

POLICY-Advanced Scope of Practice Creditation