For Educators

CPC Approved Education Listing

Click here for listing approved as of 04/11/14

Contact the CPC if you require CE forms for any of the approved courses. Paraoptometrics who are looking for a listing of acceptable online education sponsors or courses should contact the CPC at cpc@aoa.org.

CE Review Application and Forms

The CPC CE approval requirement of eighteen hours of continuing education is in effect. Beginning with the 2013 certification renewal, paraoptometrics will be required to submit a minimum of nine hours of education that has been approved by CPC; the remaining nine credits may be a combination of education that has received approval from ABO, NCLE, JCAHPO, or COPE.

For your convenience, the CE request for review forms have been formatted so that you can complete and submit them while you are on the AOA Web site.

Make sure to complete one cover sheet for each meeting or presentation, a biographical data  form for each speaker, and a course information form for each course for which you are requesting CE review.  A current resume or CV for each speaker is also required. Course objectives, course descriptions, and a detailed and/or timed outline must be submitted for each course. Submissions lacking documentation will be held until all required documentation is received or will be rejected without review. CPC no longer prints forms for education sponsors. Once education is approved, CPC will format a CE template for each approved course and email the templates to the contact listed in the application. Education sponsors may then print the required number of CE forms for their presentation(s).

Requesting CE Forms for Pre-Approved Courses

Education sponsors may request CE form templates for courses that have already received CPC or COPE approval by contacting the CPC at cpc@aoa.org.  Provide the course name, speaker name, and length of the course (# of credits approved) along with the CPC Course ID#, if known, when submitting additional courses to CPC for review and approval. All CE form templates will be emailed to the contact listed on the cover sheet once the review has been completed. 

A cover sheet with presentation details should be completed and submitted with the request for CE forms for in-office presentations or at functions where only pre-approved CPC or COPE courses will be presented.