Education Policies & Procedures

Course Approvals

All Optometrist courses are COPE approved unless otherwise noted on the CE grids.

All Optometric Staff courses have been approved by the Commission on Paraoptometric Certification (CPC) for continuing education credit and are acceptable for certification renewal requirements. Some Optometric Staff courses will be submitted to the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) for consideration. The courses submitted are noted on the CE grids.

Course Handouts

Handouts are available in the Education Grids and on the mobile app. Not all courses have a handout available.  Locate the course on the daily grids and click Download in the Handout column.

Obtaining Your CE Credits

To obtain your CE credits, you must have access to the Optometry's Meeting app on your mobile device or computer. Check into the course on the Optometry's Meeting® app and enter the code that will be provided to you during the course. A session hour is equivalent to one hour of CE. You must evaluate each session that you attend to receive your continuing education credits. If you do not have a mobile device or you don't have one with you at the course, please request to have your badge scanned at the door.

To obtain your credits from the app in your mobile device:

If you do not have a mobile device, you may take the survey through the app on a computer. For attendees who were scanned at the door:

The AOA will email a continuing education certificate to all registrants who checked in on the app and completed a CE survey in its entirety. If a CE monitor scanned your badge at a course, you would still need to fill out a survey for each course at www.aoa.gatherdigital.com to qualify for the credit. Please login using the email address you used to register for the meeting.

It is the responsibility of the attendee to report CE credits to the appropriate state board for license renewal and to ARBO.

Audiotaping

Select continuing education sessions were audiotaped and will be available for AOA members to view on EyeLearn® after the meeting. Please note, personal audio and/or video recording of any presentation is not permitted.