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CE for CCOAs

CAO maintains the right to determine acceptable topics for Continuing Education (CE), which may include any competency linked to scope.

Subject matter should be generic, rather than a product specific sales pitch.  Educational office meetings will not count as acceptable CE if provided by in-house ODs.  Attendance at Optofairs, exhibit halls, and tradeshows will not be accepted as CE credit.

Online CE is available from:   

  • www.2020mag.com
  • http://www.clsa.info/clsa-university/
  • http://www.eyeschool.ca/accreditation.htm
  • www.eyetec.net
  • www.opticaltraining.com
  • https://secouniversity.com/online-ce/about-seco-s-online-ce.html

Prospective CE courses for CCOAs

Organizations interested in offering accredited CE courses to CCOA may submit:

  • The course outline, handouts, or PowerPoint file.
  • The credentials of the speaker(s).  This may take the form of a resume, biography, or curriculum vitae.
  • The expected course date(s) and city/province(s).

to Danielle Paquette, CCOA Program Manager, at dpaquette@opto.ca for approval, which takes one to two weeks, and requires provision of proof of attendance for CCOAs.

Courses are approved for three year periods, after which they must be re-approved using the procedure outlined above.