Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board

CPD recertification programmes

The Board has introduced CPD recertification programmes for optometrists and dispensing opticians which incorporate all of the Board's current competence assurance requirements. 

For dispensing opticians:

Board Statement on CPD

CPD recertification programme for dispensing opticians (effective from 1 April 2010)

CPD accreditation policy for dispensing opticians

If you find that you have not been able to meet the requirements of the recertification programme by the end of the current cycle, click here to review the decision-making process the Board will follow to decide what action may need to be taken.

For optometrists:

Board Statement on CPD

CPD recertification programme for optometrists (effective from 1 November 2010)

CPD accreditation policy for optometrists (Word version)

CPD accreditation policy optometrists (Pdf version)

If you find that you have not been able to meet the requirements of the recertification programme by the end of the current cycle, click here to review the decision-making process the Board will follow to decide what action may need to be taken.

For event providers:

Guidelines and application forms for event providers (Word version)

Guidelines and application forms for event providers (PDF version)

Please note:

An application fee of $204.00 (incl GST) may apply for the assessment of individual CPD dossiers.You will be invoiced for this when you submit your application if a fee is to be applied.

An hourly fee of $75 (incl GST) may be payable for applications for CPD accreditation of online CPD activity where the activity provides more than one hour's learning. You will be invoiced for this when you submit your application if a fee is to be applied.

Helpful CPD Links:

Click here to be taken to the New Zealand Association of Optometrists (NZAO) website & CPD Event Calendar

Click here to be taken to the Association of Dispensing Opticians of New Zealand (ADONZ) website & CPD information

 

Board-Commissioned CPD

Back vertex Distance

The Board commissioned some CPD on recording back vertex distance during 2015. The CPD Accreditation Committee for Dispensing Opticians has approved this CPD for 2 points for dispensing opticians, and the CPD Accreditation Committee for Optometrists has approved this CPD for 0.5 General points for optometrists.

To view the Article on BVD, click here.

To view the CPD questions after reading the article, click here.

Applications for CPD credits on completion of this CPD should be submitted to the respective Associations, per normal procedure.

Contact Us

Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board

Level 5, 22 Willeston Street,
Wellington 6011
PO Box 9644, Wellington 6141
Tel: +64 4 474 0705, Fax +64 4 474 0709

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