Accreditation Information

Verification of Attendance


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Verification of Attendance

OPTOMETRISTS

SECO makes every effort to secure accreditation for optometrist continuing education courses/workshops as appropriate through:

  • the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO), Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE);
  • the General Optical Council (GOC), Continuing Education and Training (CET);
  • and CE Broker, submitted only for qualifying professionals licensed in the state of Florida.

SECO does not guarantee that certifying agents will accredit or that licensing authorities will accept accreditation of any course presented during SECO 2016. Attendees must be familiar with the requirements for any licensing agencies, boards, etc. to which education attendance may be reported.

SECO 2016 optometrist continuing education courses have been submitted to COPE and courses selected for Continuing Education with Examination (CEE) are noted as well. SECO International will report CE attendance to ARBO for attendees who provide their OE Tracker number when they register to attend. Florida licensed professionals who provide information exactly as it appears on their license will have attendance information submitted to CE Broker.

SECO encourages attendees to read course descriptions thoroughly and choose the education that best meets their professional needs. SECO also recommends that attendees be familiar with their licensing requirements. Attendees who fail to comply with attendance requirements during a course will be ineligible to receive a Verification of Attendance and therefore receive no continuing education credit for that course.

All optometrist continuing education courses are strictly monitored to comply with licensing board regulations for accreditation and within The Optometric Guidelines for Independent Continuing Education (ICE).

 

State-Specific Requirements

Certain states require certain categories are fulfilled in order to renew licensure and/or certification.  Please be sure to check with your state board(s) to see if you are taking the appropriate courses for your professional license and/or certification.

  • Course offerings for Florida certified credits:
    • 168 Preventing Medical Errors (Deepak Gupta) – 2 hours - This course satisfies the Florida Statute 456.013 that mandates that all licensees must complete a two-hour course on prevention of medical errors, which meets the criteria for initial licensure and biennial renewal.
  • Course offerings for Kentucky certified credits (5 combined hours of LP, SP, IP per year):
    • 600 Laser Learning Lab (Michelle Welch, Nathan Lighthizer, Scott Ensor) – 3 hours
    • 602 Injections and Procedures Learning Lab (John Neal, Scott Ensor, Jason Duncan) – 2 hours
    • 132 Overview of Injection Skills (Brad Sutton) – 1 hour
    • 175 Narcotic Prescribing and Drug Diversion (Scott Ensor) – 2 hours – required for Kentucky licensees who hold a DEA license.
  • Course offerings for North Carolina certified credits:
  • Course offering(s) for West Virginia:
    • 175 Narcotic Prescribing and Drug Diversion (Scott Ensor) – 2 hours – meets 2 of the 3 hours of drug diversion and best practices of controlled substances.

 

SECO Certified

 

 

 

 

SECO Certified courses are accepted for credit
in the states shown in gold on this map. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPTOMETRIC STAFF

SECO makes every effort to secure accreditation for allied ophthalmic professional education courses/ workshops as appropriate through:

  • American Board of Opticianry (ABO)
  • Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO)
  • National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE)
  • American Optometric Association Paraoptometric (AOA PARA) Section.

SECO does not guarantee that a licensing board or certifying organization will accredit any course presented during SECO 2016. Attendees should be familiar with the requirements for any licensing or certification agencies to which education attendance may be reported.

SECO encourages attendees to read course descriptions thoroughly and choose the education that best meets their professional needs. SECO also recommends that attendees be familiar with their licensing/certification requirements. Attendees who fail to comply with attendance requirements during a course will not receive continuing education credit for that course.