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Resident Forum 2024

Join us for the 2024 Resident Forum, featuring online grand rounds presentations by residents from the Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science, University of California, San Francisco, the San Francisco VA, Palo Alto VA, Reno VA, and Fresno VA.

Registration Details

June 9, 2024
Online Zoom Webinar
7 CE hours (CA credit)

Registration for this program is now closed. Registered attendees will receive an email 24 hours prior to the program start with additional event information and a link to the syllabus download. If you do not receive this email, please notify us at

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Alumni Reunion CE & Golden Conference 2024

Save the date for the in-person 2024 Alumni Reunion CE & Golden Conference. More details, speaker, and registration information will be shared on our email list soon!

Registration Details

September 28 & 29, 2024
13 CE hours (COPE accreditation pending)


On-Demand CE Courses

Take CE courses from any place and at any time! Enroll in one of our new, streaming-on-demand CE courses in our online CE Course Catalog! These asynchronous CE courses are COPE-accredited and taught by our expert faculty members.

Course Details

Online Asynchronous
1 hour COPE-accredited CE courses

Enrollment for these self-paced courses is OPEN. 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!


CE Course Accreditation

The Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science offers live, interactive online CE courses (synchronous virtual), live in-person CE programs, and on-demand online (asynchronous virtual) CE courses.

Our interactive online lectures meet the live, in-person CE requirements of the California State Board of Optometry and are considered 'Synchronous Virtual' learning by COPE. As of May 2020, California licensees may complete all of their required CE hours using live online courses. Attendees from states outside of California should verify if their state board accepts COPE-accredited 'Synchronous Virtual' CE. For live online events, attendees are able to interact with the speaker and ask questions in real-time via Zoom video conference.
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
Our live, in-person programs meet the live, in-person CE requirements of the California State Board of Optometry and are considered 'Synchronous In-Person' learning by COPE.

Online CE Enrollment Instructions

Technology Requirements for Live Online CE

Participants need to install the free Zoom application in order to view our Online CE. You do not need a Zoom account, but you do have to use the Zoom app to join as a participant.

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How to Enroll in CE On-Demand

Our new asynchronous online CE Course Catalog is designed to be fully self-service, so you can enroll and complete your CE course from any place, at any time.

On-Demand CE Course Catalog
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 clicking the button above 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 email address to create 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 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 for your records. You can access all your CE certificates by signing into the certificate dashboard here:
  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 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 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.


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!

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We would like to offer a special thank you to the Dora and Stanley Walker Teaching Support Fund for its support of Berkeley Optometry’s Digital Learning Initiatives and Online CE.