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You’re invited to take our new, streaming-on-demand CE courses in our online Continuing Education Course Catalog!

Our asynchronous online catalog is designed to be fully self-service, so you can enroll and complete your CE courses from any place, at any time. The catalog offers a variety of on-demand, high-quality online courses for optometrists to expand their knowledge and fulfill the requirements of licensure renewal by the California State Board of Optometry. These courses are accredited by the Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE).

Course Details

Online Asynchronous
1-hour COPE-accredited CE courses

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Available Courses

Our current on-demand CE courses are listed below. Check back often on the CE Course Catalog — we’ll be adding more offerings in the coming months to expand our library of online CE.

Beyond the Pale: Bravely Taking on Optic Nerve Pallor

Instructor: Angela Shahbazian, OD, FAAO

Optic nerve pallor can present a diagnostic challenge for clinicians. While nerve pallor can be subtle and the etiology may not be readily clear, identifying the cause of pallor can help prevent further damage and even save lives in some cases. This one-hour course reviews the anatomy of the optic nerve, how to differentiate glaucomatous from non-glaucomatous optic nerve pallor, various etiologies of nerve pallor, and provides a guide to determine the likely etiology.

COPE Course 79843-TD (1 CE hour)
COPE Activity #126950
Enroll through: August 1, 2025

Requirements: Per COPE requirements, you must pass a 10-question post-course test in order to receive the full 1 hour of CE credit for this course (10 questions per every CE hour).

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Clinical Tips For Visual Field Analysis

Instructor: Dave Hicks, OD, FAAO

Diagnosis of glaucoma and its progression can be a clinical challenge. Visual fields are a standard of care for screening and assessing change, but the tests often contain artifacts that can be misleading. This 1-hour, asynchronous CE course covers interpretation of test results and factors that influence clinical decisions by utilizing many case examples and pertinent literature.

COPE Course 88645-GL (1 CE hour)
COPE Activity #127346
Enroll through: October 16, 2026

Requirements: Requirements: Per COPE requirements, you must pass a 10-question post-course test in order to receive the full 1 hour of CE credit for this course (10 questions per every CE hour).

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Evidence-Based Guidance on Ocular Nutrition

Instructor: Angela Shahbazian, OD, FAAO

This 1-hour, asynchronous CE course reviews concepts in nutrition, ocular manifestations of nutritional deficiencies/excess, and evidence-based information on supplements for ocular disease.

COPE Course 88643-PH (1 CE hour)
COPE Activity #127345
Enroll through: November 26, 2026

Requirements: Per COPE requirements, you must pass a 10-question post-course test in order to receive the full 1 hour of CE credit for this course (10 questions per every CE hour). .

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Fight Against Antibiotics Resistance – Are We a Victim or Accomplice?

Instructor: Kuniyoshi Kanai, OD, FAAO

Optometrists frequently prescribe antibiotics to treat ocular infection and surface diseases. Optometrists empirically institute therapies in the absence of culture and sensitivity data. Meanwhile, resistance is a well-recognized consequence of inappropriate and regular use of antibiotics. This 1-hour, asynchronous CE course explores the mechanism of resistance and optimal prescribing habit for optometrists.

COPE Course 90000-PH (1 CE hour)
COPE Activity #127917
Enroll through: March 6, 2026

Requirements: Per COPE requirements, you must pass a 10-question post-course test in order to receive the full 1 hour of CE credit for this course (10 questions per every CE hour).

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Mission Possible: BV for Primary Care

Instructors: Debora Lee Chen, OD, MPH, FAAO & Mark Wu, OD, FAAO

This one-hour long course utilizes unique cases to illustrate key diagnostic and management ideas behind commonly encountered binocular vision disorders in primary care optometry. The course reviews the topics of diplopia, amblyopia, and accommodative spasm.

COPE Course 79807-FV (1 CE hour)
COPE Activity #126957
Enroll through: August 1, 2025

Requirements: Per COPE requirements, you must pass a 10-question post-course test in order to receive the full 1 hour of CE credit for this course (10 questions per every CE hour).

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Myopia Management Online Grand Rounds (4 CE Hours)

Instructors: Maria Liu, OD, PhD, & Sarah Singh, OD, PhD

Part 1: To effectively integrate the principles of myopia management and recent research finding into patient care, this two-hour course utilizes several typical cases of progressive myopia to illustrate the key components in clinical decision making for the target patient population.

Part 2: This two-hour course uses a case-based approach to myopia control education and will include real patient encounters during the course. Advanced cases will be presented and practitioners will get a comprehensive understanding and reliable interpretation of clinical data.

COPE Courses: 88188-GO (2 CE hours) & 88189-GO (2 CE hours)
COPE Activity #127226
Enroll through: October 16, 2026

Requirements: Per COPE requirements, you must pass a 40-question post-course test in order to receive the full 4 hours of CE credit for this course (10 questions per every CE hour). Partial completion of a COPE course does not qualify for COPE credit, and you cannot earn a certificate unless you complete the full 4-hour requirements.

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Ocular Complications of Systemic Medications

Instructor: Sandra Harpster, OD, FAAO

This case-based presentation will provide an update on the ocular side effects of common systemic medications. Ocular toxicity from the medications hydroxychloroquine and ethambutol will be discussed, in addition to lesser-known ocular side effects of other medications. Screening guidelines and clinical pearls will be reviewed.

COPE Course 88641-PH (1 CE hour)
COPE Activity #127344
Enroll through: October 16, 2026

Requirements: Per COPE requirements, you must pass a 10-question post-course test in order to receive the full 1 hour of CE credit for this course (10 questions per every CE hour).

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Ocular Pain Management: New Philosophies and Regulation

Instructor: A. Mika Moy, OD, FAAO

Pain management is an integral part of emergency eye care that is often overlooked. This one-hour lecture covers treatment options from placebo to scheduled medicines as well as evolving prescribing guidelines in OTC and Rx drugs. Case examples of painful ocular conditions are covered in a grand rounds format with management options discussed.

COPE Course 79809-PH (1 CE hour)
COPE Activity #126948
Enroll through: August 2, 2025

Requirements: Per COPE requirements, you must pass a 10-question post-course test in order to receive the full 1 hour of CE credit for this course (10 questions per every CE hour).

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Ocular Pathology Associated with Glaucoma

Instructor: Angela Shahbazian, OD, FAAO

This 1-hour, asynchronous, case-based CE course will help you understand additional ocular pathology associated with glaucoma and reviews pathophysiology and diagnostic approaches.

COPE Course 90001-GL (1 CE hour)
COPE Activity #127916
Enroll through: March 4, 2027

Requirements: Per COPE requirements, you must pass a 10-question post-course test in order to receive the full 1 hour of CE credit for this course (10 questions per every CE hour).

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Scleral Lens 1: The Basics of Scleral Lenses for the Novice Fitter

Instructor: Pam Satjawatcharaphong, OD, FAAO

This one-hour lecture covers the basics of scleral lens philosophy and fitting for the novice fitter, application and removal, care and handling, and basic troubleshooting.

COPE Course 88113-CL (1 CE hour)
COPE Activity #127213
Enroll through: October 16, 2026

Requirements: Per COPE requirements, you must pass a 10-question post-course test in order to receive the full 1 hour of CE credit for this course (10 questions per every CE hour).

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Scleral Lens 2: Advanced Troubleshooting, New Technologies, and Debates in the Literature

Instructor: Pam Satjawatcharaphong, OD, FAAO

This one-hour lecture covers advanced troubleshooting options, innovations in technology, and discusses current hot topics surrounding sclerals in the literature.
COPE Course 88114-CL (1 CE hour)
COPE Activity #127214
Enroll through: October 16, 2026

Requirements: Per COPE requirements, you must pass a 10-question post-course test in order to receive the full 1 hour of CE credit for this course (10 questions per every CE hour).

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases and the Eye

Instructor: A. Mika Moy, OD, FAAO

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) can affect the eyes from red eyes to permanent loss of vision. As the rates of STDs are increasing in the United States, it is even more important for the optometrist to add these diseases to their differential. This one-hour course highlights four cases of common STDs and gives the clinician pearls for diagnosis and treatment and management.

COPE Course 88156-TD (1 CE hour)
COPE Activity #127217
Enroll through: October 16, 2026

Requirements: Per COPE requirements, you must pass a 10-question post-course test in order to receive the full 1 hour of CE credit for this course (10 questions per every CE hour).

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Vertical Deviations: Diagnosis and Management for Primary Care

Instructor: Debora Lee Chen, OD, MPH, FAAO

This one-hour long course will allow clinicians to 1) recognize clinical characteristics of a longstanding versus a recently-acquired vertical deviation, 2) discern best prognostic factors for treatment, and 3) understand general guidelines for treatment, including prescribing prism.

COPE Course 79810-FV (1 CE hour)
COPE Activity #126952
Enroll through: August 1, 2025

Requirements: Per COPE requirements, you must pass a 10-question post-course test in order to receive the full 1 hour of CE credit for this course (10 questions per every CE hour).

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On-Demand Course Enrollment Instructions

Our online, asynchronous courses are hosted on the Canvas platform and require you to create and log in to your own Canvas account in order to access the course content.

Here’s how to get started and earn your CE certificate:

  1. Go to the CE Course Catalog site and select the course you’d like to enroll in. Look for courses that say “Asynchronous CE” in the description.
  2. On the course page, click the “Enroll Now” button.
  3. You will be prompted to create an account or sign in with your account. Make sure to create an account with an email address that you use regularly and choose a password that you will remember. You do not have to use a @berkeley.edu email address to create an account.*
  4. Complete the enrollment form and payment flow. If you have a promo code, enter the information in the enrollment form.
  5. Once enrolled, go to your Student Dashboard and click the “Begin Course” button (you must be signed in to access your dashboard page).
  6. On the Berkeley Canvas site, review the course objectives, watch the course lecture, and download the course handout.
  7. Complete the multiple-choice post-course test on Canvas. COPE requires a score of 70% or better in order for a certificate of completion to be issued.
  8. Once you pass the test, access your certificate on the course module page and trigger a certificate PDF to be emailed to you from optoce@berkeley.edu for your records. You can access all your CE certificates by signing into the certificate dashboard.
  9. Complete the post-course survey and let us know any feedback.

*NOTE: If you are a UC Berkeley student, resident, or faculty member with a @berkeley.edu email address, you will need to create a new Canvas account or sign in with a previously created account when you enroll. Even though it is a Canvas site, this is a different site than bCourses! The bCourses site is not accessible to external users and cannot be used for CE courses that are open to public registration. You can use you @berkeley.edu email account to sign up for a CE course, but you will be prompted to create and verify a new account when you register. Once created, you can use this account to register for any CE course on the site.

On-Demand Course Accreditation

Our asynchronous, online lectures meet the “self-study” CE coursework requirements of the California State Board of Optometry. The CA Board accepts up to 20 hours of CE earned through the completion of our accredited asynchronous courses.

These courses are COPE-accredited as ‘Asynchronous Virtual’ format CE, which includes a required post-course test. Attendees from states outside of California should verify if their state board accepts COPE-accredited ‘Asynchronous Virtual’ CE. ARBO has collected the CE requirements for most regulatory boards in the U.S. and Canada at www.arbo.org/cestateinfo.

On-Demand FAQs

Course Completion

You have five attempts to complete the post-course test.
If you do not pass the post-course test within the five attempts provided, you cannot earn a CE certificate per COPE guidelines.
If you do not pass the post-course test within the five attempts provided, you cannot earn a CE certificate per COPE guidelines. We are not able to provide refunds for unsuccessful attempts at completing asynchronous CE courses.

Completion Course Date

We recommend that you complete the course soon after enrolling. Asynchronous virtual courses are generally approved for three years after their publication date. You can see each course’s expiration date on the course catalog (linked below).

Resources: Course Catalog

Refund Policy

We are not able to provide refunds for unsuccessful attempts at completing asynchronous CE courses.
We are not able to provide refunds for incomplete asynchronous CE courses. Please be sure you would like to attempt to complete the course prior to enrolling.

Certificate Deployment

Once you successfully pass the post-course test, a new page will be available to you in the Modules section of the course, where you can access your certificate immediately.

You must click on the link that says 'CLICK HERE TO ACCESS YOUR CERTIFICATE' in order to trigger your certificate to be available. Once you click that button, you can download the certificate directly from the Canvas page and it will also be emailed directly to you.

If you passed the post-course test with a score of at least 70% or better, follow these steps to make sure you get your certificate:

Make sure you triggered the certificate in the Canvas course: Once you successfully pass the post-course test, a new page will be available to you in the Modules section of the course, where you can access your certificate immediately.

You must click on the link that says 'CLICK HERE TO ACCESS YOUR CERTIFICATE' in order to trigger your certificate to be available. Once you click that button, you can download the certificate directly from the Canvas page and it will also be emailed directly to you.

If you are not able to access your certificate with these steps, reach out to our team and share the course name you are having issues with.

Receipt Requests

Please put your request in writing by email to optoce@berkeley.edu. Include your name, email address that you used to register for the CE course(s).
Please allow 10 business days for us to respond to your request and we will email you a digital copy of your receipt.