Every year, all registrants must engage in self-assessment and professional development through the completion of a Professional Portfolio. Beginning in 2021, registrants must complete all components of their Professional Portfolio (Accredited Activities, Non-accredited/Self-directed Hours, and the Competency Self-assessment) in Quality Assurance section of their Registrant Portal.
Registered Opticians are required to complete a Self-Assessment annually. This process helps you to consider which learning activities you should participate in the coming year.
As part of the portfolio, registrants must complete a combined total of 16* continuing education (CE) hours:
*ROs who have a refracting designation are also required to complete 2 Accredited CE hours specific to Refraction (RF).
All registrants must complete Jurisprudence Chapter One: Professional Boundaries & Sexual Abuse Prevention within 12 months of initial registration and then once every 3 years. To do this, please go to the Jurisprudence Tool. This will count as 1 PG hour the year in which it is successfully completed.
The following forms can be completed and kept for your own records: