2016-18 CET Cycle
General Optical Council eBulletin 37
July 2018

2016-18 CET Cycle

We are now entering the final six months of the 2016-2018 CET cycle. As such, you have until 31 December 2018 to complete and accept sufficient points to meet all of your CET requirements.

All registrants must meet their target CET points over the three year cycle, with at least 50 per cent interactive points.  All registrants are required to meet all core competency requirements. Optometrists and contact lens opticians must also attend at least one interactive peer review session. If you do not meet all your requirements, this will result in automatic removal from our registers, which would mean you are unable to practise until you have met your targets and have been restored to the register.

So far, 66 per cent of all registrants are on track to meet all their requirements. While more registrants may have completed their required points, these do not count until they have been accepted in MyGOC. Please check your account to ensure there are no pending points that have not yet been accepted.

Peer review sessions have again proven popular, with 90 per cent of optometrists and contact lens opticians having already participated in at least one session over the course of the cycle. We strongly encourage those who have not yet participated in this to register for a session straight away so that you can complete this requirement.

For those registrants who are resident outside the UK, please bear in mind that you do not have to carry out peer review with other GOC registrants – you can undertake peer review with peers who are not registered with the GOC, provided they are performing equivalent roles within their own countries and there are a minimum of four participants in the group.  More information can be found about peer review on our website

Please log into your CET portfolio to identify any CET requirements you have not yet met.

Please note that only CET points that you have accepted will count towards meeting your CET requirement. If you have completed CET activities but not yet accepted the points you must log in to your CET portfolio and accept the points before 31 December 2018.

You can search for available CET by logging in to your MyGOC account and using the CET Directory within your CET portfolio. If you have any questions, you can contact our CET team on 020 7307 9488 or cet@optical.org

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