Accreditation Manual: Optometric Residency Programs (Revised August 2014) contains the standards of accreditation and ACOE policies and procedures. Use the table of contents or bookmarks to navigate through the document. (PDF)
Optometric Residency Standards (revised April 2012) may be downloaded to serve as a framework for programs conducting self-studies. (MS Word)
NEW! Template for the residency self-study. Please read the March 20, 2013 memo. Use of the template is mandatory for residency programs completing a self-study for a site visit occurring on or after January 1, 2014. Programs may opt to use the template for visits prior to January 1, 2014.
Memos regarding changes and clarifications of the current residency standards.
Guidelines for Conducting a Residency Annual Review
Recommended residency titles from the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)
Directory of Accredited Optometric Residency Programs