CET deadline fast approaching
General Optical Council eBulletin 26
December 2015

CET deadline fast approaching


All registrants are reminded that we are now into the final month of the 2013-2015 CET cycle. The deadline to meet all your CET requirements for this cycle is 31 December 2015.

If you have not done so already, please make sure you have met all your CET requirements. Please remember that you must accept points in MyCET for them to count.

Failure to meet the CET requirements by the 31 December deadline may result in you being removed from the GOC register. You would then be unable to practise in the UK or use a protected title such as ‘optometrist’ or 'optician'. Removal from our register would also result in your name being removed from your local NHS ophthalmic performers’ list.

Please note that unlike previous CET cycles, there is no shortfall period.

We urge you to log in to your MyCET account as soon as possible and check you do not have any outstanding requirements or pending points that need accepting.

Only CET points that you have accepted will count towards meeting your CET requirements. If you have completed CET but not yet accepted the points you must log in to your CET account and accept the points before 31 December 2015.

If you need to undertake further CET activities, you must arrange to do so and ensure the points are accepted before 31 December 2015. You can search for available CET by logging in to your MyGOC account and using the CET Directory within your CET portfolio: https://www.optical.org/en/login/index.cfm

If you consider that there are exceptional circumstances which mean that you will be unable to meet your CET requirements by 31 December 2015 please notify us as soon as possible. If you wish to apply for exceptional circumstances, please apply by completing the form on our website.

If you have any questions, you can contact our Education team on 020 7307 9488 or cet@optical.org. Please do not reply to this email as the address is unattended.

Our offices will be closed from 24 December 2015 until the end of the year. You will still be able to access MyCET as normal until the end of the year, but please be aware we will be unable to offer any IT or telephone support after 24 December. We therefore strongly urge you to obtain and accept all your points before this date so we can assist you if any complications arise.

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