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It is now mandatory for all optometrists and opticians professionals with Full Registration to achieve their CPE credits required within the qualifying period.

The qualifying period usually starts from October to the following September. A fully registered person will be going through a 2 year cycle. Therefore, please note that the targeted number of points within the qualifying period of 2 years for Opticians is 40 credits, and Optometrists 50 credits.

Types of CPE Activity Categories

There are five categories of CPE activities. All optometrists and opticians are encouraged to participate in CPE activities from the different categories to have a more meaningful learning experience.

Please take note there will be a cap on number of points that practitioners can claim from each category for per QP. You may refer to the following table for a summary:  

 

Activity Category

Description CPE Points System Maximum Points QP
Category 1A

Local CPE Events
Events conducted/ organised providers in Singapore.

1.Lecture/ Talks
2.Workshop/ Practical session
3.Seminar/ Conference/ Symposium

1 point per hour for participants

3 points per hour for speakers
No Caps
Category 1B

Overseas CPE Events
Events conducted/ organised by providers outside Singapore*.

a. Lecture/ Talks
b. Workshop/ Practical session
c. Seminar/ Conference/ Symposium

1 point per hour for participants

3 points per hour for speakers
40
Category 2

Publication/ Editorial Work/ Peer Review of Original Paper 

Practitioners can claim CPE points as an author, editor or reviewer for optometry or opticianry articles that are published in professional/ scientific journal and book/textbook.

Author –
1 paper = 5 points

Editor
1 paper = 5 points

Reviewer
1 paper = 2 points

30
Category 3

Reading & Online Programmes

a. Related article from list of recommended journals and online reading.

b. Online quiz/ e-learning with assessment.

1 point per submission 30
Category 4

Certification Courses & Professional Diploma
Formal programme or short courses which comprise of structured learning and measurable outcome offered by established institutions as approved by OOB.

Postgraduate Degrees
Formal programme comprise of structured learning and measurable outcome offered by established institutions as approved by OOB*.  

1 completed module = 4 CPE points

_______________

Eligible for exemption of CPE points based on course duration. 

40

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Required points for practitioners

Category 5

Supervisory Framework (Supervisor Role)

Supervisor (on-site or off-site) must meet the following criteria to be eligible:
• Completed the necessary assessment & supervisor reports.
• Review and sign-off cases for logbook submission.
• Supervision of not less than 12 months.
• The supervisee must have successfully obtained full registration.

Claim(s) has to be submitted within 6 months from the supervisee’s registration date. 

5 points per supervisee 30
Last Updated :  29 Mar 2018 00:10