College CET deadlines for 2021

The current three-year CET cycle ends on 31 December 2021. You must have completed all your CET requirements by that date in order to remain on the GOC register.

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Closing dates for CET points

The current three-year CET cycle ends on 31 December 2021. You must have completed all your CET requirements by that date in order to remain on the GOC register.

  • Online non-interactive CET - This includes online courses, DOCET courses and MCQs for Acuity and OiP articles. To receive CET points for College and DOCET online non-interactive activities before the end of the cycle the submission deadline is 9am, Thursday 16 December 2021.
     
  • Online interactive CET - The deadline for DOCET online interactive CET activities is 9am, Wednesday 1 December 2021.

If you attend one of our online live events in December you will receive your CET points before for webinars and online peer discussions before 31 December 2021.

 

Continuing Education and Training (CET) overview

CET is a statutory requirement for all fully-qualified optometrists and dispensing opticians. All fully-qualified registrants must earn a minimum number of CET points and meet a minimum set of requirements by the end of each cycle to stay on the registers. Find more details on the GOC site.

 

GOC CET requirements

The CET scheme is a points-based scheme that runs over a three-year cycle from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021. Point requirement is adjusted for registrants joining after 1 January 2019. The CET requirements differ by professional group. GOC website lists CET requirements for the following professionals – optometrists, dispensing opticians, contact lens opticians and therapeutic prescribers.

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