Continuing education courses and credits can be obtained from a number of sources. The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (800-284-3937) sponsors a number of courses at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. If you are certified, then you are on their mailing list and you will receive the catalog in the mail. There are many organizations that apply for group A or group B credit for courses that they sponsor. It is common for individual ophthalmology practices and clinics to organize their own CE courses. There are independent providers that provide "in person" courses or online courses. The sponsor of this website, eyetec.net is an example. The list seems like it is endless, so you should not have trouble getting the required credits within the 3 year cycle. You can even organize your own courses. Call the Joint Commission for an application.
There are advantages to the online CE courses offered by the sponsoring website, www.eyetec.net:
- The online courses are simple to complete > read the course material > pass a short post-test > print your certificate.
- The courses are inexpensive > $10 per CE credit hour.
- The courses are all "group A", which means that they will all apply to your count. (More info on group A and group B)
- All courses are from exam content material, so the skills are directly applicable to your job and the courses help you prepare for the certification exams.
- The website keeps track of your CE credits, and your proof of credit list can be printed from one page.