TTOA/CARIOA CET CONFERENCE 2021.
VISION & VISUAL SCIENCES
15-17 OCTOBER 2021
Continuing Education (CE) – you know you have to have it, but what exactly is it?!
CE for optometrists is defined by the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO) as the primary method used by optometric regulatory boards to promote the continuing competence of licensed optometrists (aka if you don’t obtain it, you lose your license!). The Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE) was created by ARBO to accredit continuing education on behalf of optometric licensing boards.
General Optical Council: CET is a statutory requirement for all fully-qualified optometrists and dispensing opticians. The CET scheme is a points-based scheme that runs over a three-year cycle from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021. All fully-qualified registrants must earn a minimum number of CET points and meet a minimum set of requirements by the end of each cycle to stay on the register.
Due to the current state of affairs regarding the Coronavirus outbreak across the world, the TTOA is taking a precautionary stance in moving its CET Conference for 2021 to coincide with World Sight Week over the weekend of 15-17 October 2021. Further details regarding the event will be made available as the planning towards the event unfolds.
We look forward to seeing all our Caribbean partners, sponsors, optometrists, para-optometrists and dispensing opticians attending.
Any inquiries can be directed to Mrs. S Boodoo, Mr. P Rossouw or Ms. L Robinson.