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What are the CET requirements?

The CET requirements differ by professional group and the point at which the registrant joined the register during the CET cycle. 

The points requirement is adjusted for registrants joining after 1 January 2019.

To view an accurate list of their own CET requirements, registrants should view these in the statement screen of their MyCET account.

 

CET requirements for optometrists 

1 January 2019 – 31 December 2021

  1. You are required to obtain 36 points during this cycle. 
  2. You must achieve a minimum of 18 points through interactive CET.
  3. We expect you to obtain at least six points per year but would encourage you to do more than this in order to spread your learning evenly across the three-year cycle. The number of points awarded for a CET activity reflects the level of engagement with peers or experts and the extent to which the activity supports reflection by the participant. For example, peer review and clinical skills CET carry more points than attendance at lectures or article-based CET.
  4. You must cover all of the optometrist competencies.
  5. You must participate in at least one peer review event which must be approved for optometrists (after which a reflection statement must be completed). A peer review event can either be a registrant-led peer review group or a peer discussion delivered by a CET provider.
  6. You must create a scope of practice statement and at least one learning goal in the personal development plan section of your MyCET account.

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CET requirements for dispensing opticians

1 January 2019 – 31 December 2021

  1. You are required to obtain 36 points during this cycle. 
  2. You must achieve a minimum of 18 points through interactive CET.
  3. We expect you to obtain at least six points per year but would encourage you to do more than this in order to spread your learning evenly across the three-year cycle. The number of points awarded for a CET activity reflects the level of engagement with peers or experts and the extent to which the activity supports reflection by the participant. For example, peer review and clinical skills CET carry more points than attendance at lectures or article-based CET.
  4. You must cover all of the dispensing optician competencies.
  5. You must create a scope of practice statement and at least one learning goal in the personal development plan section of your MyCET account.

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CET requirements for contact lens opticians

1 January 2019 – 31 December 2021

  1. You are required to obtain 36 points in total during this cycle which includes:

          a) a minimum of 18 dispensing optician CET points;and

          b.)  a minimum of 18 contact lensoptician CET points.

  1. You must achieve a minimum of 18 points through interactive CET.
  2. We expect you to obtain at least six points per year but would encourage you to do more than this in order to spread your learning evenly across the three-year cycle. The number of points awarded for a CET activity reflects the level of engagement with peers or experts and the extent to which the activity supports reflection by the participant. For example, peer review and clinical skills CET carry more points than attendance at lectures or article-based CET.
  3. You must cover:

         a) all of the dispensing optician competencies and

         b) all of the contact lens optician competencies

  1. You must participate in at least one peer review event which must be approved for contact lens opticians (after which a reflection statement must be completed). A peer review event can either be a registrant-led peer review group or a peer discussion delivered by a CET provider.
  2. You must create a scope of practice statement and at least one learning goal in the personal development plan section of your MyCET account.

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CET requirements for therapeutic prescribers

1 January 2019 – 31 December 2021

A therapeutic prescriber is an optometrist qualified to provide additional supply, supplementary prescribing and/or independent prescribing.

  1. You are required to obtain 54 points in total during this cycle which includes:

        a.) a minimum of 36 optometrist CET points;and

        b.)  a minimum of 18 therapeutic prescribing CET points.

  1. You must achieve a minimum 18 points through interactive CET.
  2. We expect you to obtain at least six points per year but would encourage you to do more than this in order to spread your learning evenly across the three-year cycle. The number of points awarded for a CET activity reflects the level of engagement with peers or experts and the extent to which the activity supports reflection by the participant. For example, peer review and clinical skills CET carry more points than attendance at lectures or article-based CET.
  3. You must cover the following competencies:

      a.) all of the optometrist competencies;and

      b.) all of the therapeutic prescriber competencies.

  1. You must participate in at least one peer review event which must be approved for therapeutic prescribers (after which a reflection statement must be completed).  A peer review event can either be a registrant-led peer review group or a peer discussion delivered by a CET provider.
  2. You must create a scope of practice statement and at least one learning goal in the personal development plan section of your MyCET account.

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