Finding and Reporting Continuing Education
Educational opportunities serve as resources for those optometric staff new to the field, or for those experienced staff, interested in keeping up with changes in optometry.
Finding continuing education (CE) credit
Our online Continuing Education opportunities are accessible for AOA-member paraoptometrics.
Reporting CE credit
Have you completed a continuing education course?
When completing a continuing education course, an electronic submission of the course occurs automatically.
If you are renewing your CPO, CPOA or CPOT certification this year and want to use credits offered on the AOA website, all continuing education credits must be received by the PRC by Oct. 1. CE verification forms will be emailed by Oct. 15 so that you have time to submit your documentation and renewal fee to the Commission on Paraoptometric Certification (CPC) by the Nov. 1 renewal deadline. Please note that continuing education credit submitted to the PRC after Oct. 1 will not be processed in time for you to meet the Nov. 1 renewal deadline.
Use one of the continuing education logs to keep track of your credit. This is for your recording purposes only. Original documentation will need to be submitted when renewing. The CPC and PRC do not keep track of continuing education credit earned. We recommend maintaining a folder which contains original CE verification forms.
When renewing your certification, original documentation (CE verification forms) will be required. Ungraded quizzes will not be accepted with renewal paperwork. A log of continuing education is not proof of education.
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