For independent prescribers

Gain the IP CET points you need and develop your specialist professional knowledge and skills.

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As an IP qualified optometrist you need to gain additional IP CET points to maintain your specialist registration with the GOC. We offer plenty of ways for you to achieve your IP CET points and help you continue to develop and improve your specialist professional knowledge and skills as an IP practitioner.   

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Online learning

Wherever possible we offer IP CET points for our online video lectures. Just look for the IP competency symbols next to a video and complete the MCQs to earn these specialist CET points.

Our clinical audit online training provides IP optometrists with the opportunity to gain 6 interactive IP CET points. You’ll need to complete and submit a simple audit relating to an aspect of prescribing activity in your practice, for which full details and templates are provided.   


IP peer discussion

Sign up for our dedicated therapeutics stream at Optometry Tomorrow and take part in an IP case discussion session.

If you want to run your own local IP peer discussion sessions we provide example IP cases you can use. These cases have been developed by the College to cover a range of IP competencies and have been tried and tested at College IP peer discussion events. You can find these cases here (link to peer discussion), together with related guidance on peer review and peer discussion and information and template forms for facilitators.


Lectures, seminars and workshops

Our dedicated therapeutics stream at Optometry Tomorrow offers a range of seminar and workshop sessions offering the CET points you need on IP competencies. 


Therapeutics forum

Boost your learning peer-to-peer by sharing your experiences, questions, and issues with other IP practitioners through our forum.



Record and reflect

Why not use our Independent prescribers CPD Record and reflect tool to help you make the most of the learning you gain from the specialist IP activities you undertake. More information about reflective practice for effective learning.


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