CET reminder
General Optical Council eBulletin 25
October 2015

CET deadline reminder

We are now entering the final three months of the 2013-2015 CET cycle. As such, you have until 31 December 2015 to complete and accept sufficient points to meet all of your CET targets.

All registrants must meet their target CET points over the three year cycle, with at least 50 per cent completed in interactivity, as well as a minimum annual points target achieved in each calendar year. Optometrists and contact lens opticians must also attend at least one interactive peer review session, as well as all registrants being required to meet all core competency requirements. Failure to meet all your requirements 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, 55 per cent of all optometrists have met all their requirements, while this figure stands at 54 per cent for dispensing opticians. 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 proven incredibly popular, with 93 per cent of optometrists and contact lens opticians having 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.

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 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 have any questions, you can contact our Education team on 020 7307 9488 or cet@optical.org. 

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