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Your CPD and CET

Your continuing professional development (CPD) matters   

CPD/CET is your way to develop as a professional and stay on top once you have qualified, and to continuously improve standards of patient care. CPD includes all the things you do to earn CET points, but it takes you further than that. 

You might be attending courses and workshops, reading articles and holding discussions with colleagues; learning new clinical skills, or studying for a higher qualification; supervising, teaching and assessing; or developing your people management and business skills. Find out more about CPD and CET.


Use the links below to access different types of support the College can give you for your continuing professional development: 


Optometry Tomorrow 2014 Workshop 2 68x68Events: Free College CPD events to improve your skills and knowledge, network with colleagues and get CET points. Conferences, regional events, peer discussions, and more...  


Man taking eye test 68x68Higher Qualifications: Boost your career potential - find the course that’s right for you. The new prospectus details all the accredited courses on offer. 


Optometry Tomorrow 2014 Peer Discussion 2 68x68Peer discussion & peer review: Access free peer discussion cases, become an accredited facilitator, and find out more about peer review.


Optometry in PracticeOptometry in Practice: The College CPD journal is full of articles, research and opinions on topics of interest in optometry, plus CET points to earn.


Supervisor 68x68Supervision: Being a supervisor can be a rewarding experience and a valuable professional development path. Find out more about how to get into supervision.


Filmed Ethical Scenarios 1 68x68What would you do?: Use ethical scenarios to test your understanding and apply your knowledge of the Guidance for professional practice.


Optometrist Male Microscope 68x68Get into research: Find out more about and ways to get involved in practice based research and read OPO, the College research journal.


Pills 68x68Therapeutics: Advance your professional skills and career prospects with an IP qualification.  Find out about College CPD/CET support for IP practitioners.


Life and Honorary Fellows 2013 - 68x68Fellowship: The College’s highest qualification recognises experience, achievement and commitment to the profession. Have you considered applying for Fellowship by Portfolio? 

CET points and cycle - how it works 

All about the CET cycle and the points you need. 

Newly qualified?  Returning to work? Just want a refresher? 

Save time searching for the right information with our helpful CPD materials. 

Your professional development

Work out your learning needs and make your own learning plan.

Library and information resources for College members

Free access for members to thousands of journals, articles and books.


The College administers DOCET, which provides free online distance learning CET to all fully qualified  UK registered optometrists.

Log and reflect your learning

Download the form below to record details of any learning you do, particularly things that may not earn CET points but are valuable types of learning (CPD).

Log and reflect form