Continuing Education and Training (CET)
Introduction to CET
It is essential that eye care practitioners maintain the up to date skills and knowledge needed to practise safely and effectively throughout their career. To ensure this, we oversee a mandatory CET scheme.
CET is a statutory requirement for all fully-qualified optometrists and dispensing opticians. The CET scheme is a points-based scheme that runs over a three-year cycle from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018. All full registrants must earn a minimum number of CET points by the end of each cycle to stay on the registers.
Registrants can manage their CET portfolio, and maintain a record of their completed CET points in MyGOC.
You can read more about the CET scheme in our guidance booklet:
CET guide for registrants 2016-18
Information for registrants
Log in to MyGOC
What are the CET requirements?
Peer review and peer discussion groups
Completing overseas CET
Information for CET Providers
Information for existing Providers
How to apply to become a CET Provider
Registrants with outstanding points requirements for the 2013-15 cycle
The documents below are only for registrants with outstanding CET requirements for the 2013-15 cycle.
Applying for exceptional circumstances for 2013-15
Process for removals and restoration for non-completion of CET requirements