Continuing education (CE) allows the Paraoptometric to stay current within the eye care field and is especially important in the study of direct patient care and office competency. Additionally, certified paraoptometrics must obtain hours of CE credit from approved education providers to maintain certification designation. Refer to Maintain Your Certification to view the required number of hours.
The Paraoptometric Resource Center (PRC) provides a variety of continuing education resources. Not all education opportunities are for certification requirements, but serve as resources for those optometric staff new to the field or for those experienced staff interested in keeping up with changes in optometry.
The PRC offers the Paraoptometric Skill Builder® series for beginners, intermediate and advanced optometric staff, as well as webinars, articles, and certificate programs. Many resources are offered online for the individual or can be purchased on CD for use by an optometric practice.
Opportunities for six hours of free CE credit are offered each year to members. To receive credit, those interested may read the available articles and submit the completed exam online. Credit will be given to those who successfully pass the exam.
If you cannot access our online CE opportunities, please contact PRC@aoa.org or call 1.800.365.2219, ext. 4108.
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