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Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) consists of educational activities that serve to maintain, develop or increase the knowledge, skills and professional performance of optometrists and opticians. It is important that the practitioners continue to upgrade their professional competence to provide the most up-to-date services to the public. To ensure this, the OOB oversees a CPE framework to help practitioners continue their professional learning and continue to upgrade their professional competence to stay conversant.

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

Under the Board’s Code of Professional Conduct and Professional Practice Guidelines (article 5.4 and 6.4), all registered optometrists and opticians are expected to participate in CPE to ensure that their optometry and opticianry knowledge and skills remain current and relevant and a reasonable level of competence is maintained.  A breach of any article in the Code and Guidelines including failure to achieve the necessary CPE credits as determined by the Board could amount to professional misconduct and make you liable for disciplinary action by the Board.

The qualifying period (QP) starts from 1st October to the following year 30th September; a fully registered practitioner will go through a two-year cycle. The targeted number of points within the QP of two years for Opticians is 40 points and Optometrists 50 points.