BOLD: Introduction to Certification Courses

picture of glaucoma retinaGlaucoma Certification Case Management Course!

The California State Board of Optometry announced on April 11, 2011 their acceptance of the curriculum proposed by the three California schools of optometry. Berkeley Optometry, in partnership with Harper Rand LLC, offers three parts of the glaucoma-certification process.

  • 24-hour Didactic Online Course
  • 16-hour Case Management Online Course
  • 16-hour Grand Rounds Case Management Course

The online video-based courses for Glaucoma Treatment (24 hrs) and Glaucoma Case Management (16 hrs) as well as the Glaucoma Case Management Grand Rounds (16 hrs) are in compliance with the glaucoma law SB 1406 for California optometrists. Details of the law are available at Optometry Laws & Regulations.

New 2-hour online glaucoma CE courses

Ten 2-hour glaucoma courses will be available beginning January 1, 2014 at The courses include new lectures and cases to keep you current and earn CE credit. 

New Online Platform

All Glaucoma courses are being delivered on a new mobile-ready platform with simplified navigation. Available for new registrations only.

BerkeleyCE online courses are currently approved for CE credit by the California State Board of Optometry for optometrists practicing in the State of California. BerkeleyCE is in the process of getting courses COPE approved and accepted nationwide for license renewal.

New Registrations

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Register online at or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

If you signed up before Oct. 1, 2013, log in here:
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Note: If you have forgotten your user name or password, you have the following options for assistance:

  • Click on the "Yes, help me log in" button at BOLD Login Help.
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  • Telephone BOLD at 800-548-8229 to talk to an assistant.

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  • The August 2015 session is now open for registration.

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Grand Rounds, Aug. 13-14, 2015 - Click to Register

Mail-in Payment Option

If you wish to register for one or more BOLD programs but prefer to pay off-line, please contact BerkeleyCE Online at 800-548-8229.

Features of the BOLD Glaucoma Online Courses

The BOLD Glaucoma Online Courses feature:

  • Renowned OD and MD speakers
  • Self-paced video-based online lectures available 24/7
  • Refresher lectures with TPA CE credit for glaucoma-certified ODs and recent graduates
  • Mobile-ready platform

TPA CE Credit

  • Glaucoma atrophy picODs seeking Glaucoma Certification may also use the hours for the CE requirement for licensure renewal.
  • ODs not seeking Glaucoma Certification may take 8, 16, or 24 hours of the 24-hr course Didactic and/or the 16-hr Case Management course solely for CE credit.
  • ODs who are already glaucoma certified are encouraged to take the course(s) to refresh their glaucoma knowledge and learn about recent developments and advances, as well as earn CE credit.

Glaucoma Certification Requirements

A chart summarizing glaucoma certification requirements and Berkeley Optometry glaucoma courses is available for download at Glaucoma Certification Chart.

Table of Requirements Based on Year of Graduation
Year of Graduation from School of Optometry in Calif.
24-Hour Didactic Requirement
25 Patient Case Management Requirement
Before May 1, 2000
Between May 1, 2000
and May 1, 2008
Not Required *
After May 1, 2008
Not Required *
Not Required *

* Although not required, ODs may take the BOLD online courses as refresher and update courses AND receive regular CE-TPA credit needed for licensure renewal. Please see the "TPA-CE Credit" or "Frequently Asked Questions" sections for more information.

Karen Walker-Brandreth clinic photoFeatures of the BOLD Glaucoma Courses

Berkeley Optometry is offering the following courses to satisfy the glaucoma certification requirements:

24-Hour Glaucoma Treatment Didactic Requirement

(1) BOLD 24-Hour Online Course: The video-based online glaucoma course covers detection, diagnosis, treatment, and management — plus six hours of cases. Fee: $1,085

25-Patient Case Management Requirement

The following 2 courses may be taken in either order. Taking both courses will fulfill the entire 25-patient requirement.

(2) BOLD 16-Hour Online Course: The video-based online course will provide over 50 glaucoma cases ranging from routine to complex. Fulfills 15 of the 25-patient requirement. Fee: $650.

(3) 16-Hour Live Grand Rounds Course: The Meredith Morgan University Eye Center (Clinic) will offer a grand rounds course on several occasions throughout the year. In the Berkeley Optometry Clinic, ODs will examine glaucoma patients and determine treatment protocols. For more information and registration, click on the link below. Fee: $995

Email and Mailing Lists

If you would like to be added to our email and/or mailing lists to receive information regarding the online Glaucoma Courses, please contact us at:

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