About the GOC

We are the regulator for the optical professions in the UK. Our purpose is to protect the public by promoting high standards of education, performance and conduct amongst opticians. We currently register around 29,000 optometrists, dispensing opticians, student opticians and optical businesses.

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News & Press Releases

GOC retention opens for 2016/17

Optometrists, dispensing opticians and optical businesses can from today renew their annual General Optical Council (GOC) registration for the year beginning 1 April 2016 - press release

11 January 2016

GOC retention opens for 2016/17 GOC retention opens for 2016/17

Optometrists, dispensing opticians and optical businesses can from today renew their annual General Optical Council (GOC) registration for the year beginning 1 April 2016 - press release

11 January 2016

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CET deadline - deadline passed

Closing Date 31 December 2015

98% of 21158 registrants

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98% of registrants met their requirements for the 2013-15 CET cycle.

Find out more about the last CET cycle.