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We’ve developed a series of engaging continuing education conferences, forums and courses specifically designed to meet the required standards of California State Board of Optometry.

Per the California CE guidelines, as of May 2020, licensees may complete all of their required CE hours using online courses. Interactive courses offered live over internet platforms such as Zoom, or courses being offered by COPE, will count towards the required live CE course credits.

State Board Requirements

TPA – Certified Licensed Optometrists
California TPA-certified optometrists must obtain 50 hours of CE, 35 of which must be in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of ocular disease in any combination of the following areas:

Glaucoma (G)
Ocular Infection (OI)
Ocular Inflammation (I)
Topical Steroids
Systemic Medications (SM)
Pain Medications (P)

TPG/TLG – Certified Licensed Optometrists
The law requires licensed optometrists who are TPG or TLG certified to follow the same continuing education requirements as a TPA certified optometrists, with one additional requirement. Licensed optometrists that are glaucoma certified are required to complete 10 hours of glaucoma specific continuing education every license renewal period. These 10 hours shall be part of the 35 hours on the diagnosis and treatment and management of ocular disease. For more information, visit the California Board of Optometry website at:

CA Board of Optometry

What We Offer

Please click on link below to find out more about each of our CE events.

The Berkeley Optometry Continuing Education program expects all program participants to adhere to the UC Berkeley Code of Conduct and Principles of Community, whether in online or in-person CE events.

Questions?

View our Frequently Asked Questions page for information on registration, CE credit guidelines, certification letters, cancellations, and refunds. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any additional questions!

optoce@berkeley.edu