How to get CE credits if you are an optometric assistant or technician

According to the American Optometric Association website,, certified paraoptometrics (CPO), certified paraoptometric assistants (CPOA), and certified paraoptometric technicians (CPOT) can now use up to 9 JCAHPO approved CE credits toward certification and recertification. A total of 18 credits is needed for recertification and at least 9 credits must be CPC approved. The website provides JCAHPO approved CE courses.

Here is a quote from the website:

"The CPC CE approval requirement of eighteen hours of continuing education is in effect. Beginning with the 2013 certification renewal, paraoptometrics will be required to submit a minimum of nine hours of education that has been approved by CPC; the remaining nine credits may be a combination of education that has received approval from ABO, NCLE, JCAHPO, or COPE."

Follow this link for more information:

To earn CE credits on, register on the site. After login, click the "course catalog" link on the "go to" menu on the left side of the page. There will be instructions on the catalog page.