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Competence Assurance

Recertification programmes

The Board has introduced 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

Recertification programme for dispensing opticians

Policy on CPD Accreditation 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

Recertification programme for optometrists

Policy on CPD Accreditation for Optometrists

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)

Guidelines and application forms for event providers (PDF)

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 BVDclick 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.