Every year, all registrants must engage in self-assessment and professional development through the completion of a Professional Portfolio. Beginning in 2021, registrants must complete all components of their Professional Portfolio (Accredited Activities, Non-accredited/Self-directed Hours, and the Competency Self-assessment) in Quality Assurance section of their Registrant Portal.
Registered Opticians are required to complete a Self-Assessment annually. This process helps you to consider which learning activities you should participate in the coming year.
As part of the portfolio, registrants must complete a combined total of 16* continuing education (CE) hours:
*ROs who have a refracting designation are also required to complete 2 Accredited CE hours specific to Refraction (RF).
All registrants must complete Jurisprudence Chapter One: Professional Boundaries & Sexual Abuse Prevention within 12 months of initial registration and then once every 3 years. To do this, please go to the Jurisprudence Tool. This will count as 1 PG hour the year in which it is successfully completed.
All components of your Professional Portfolios must be completed online in the Quality Assurance section of your Registrant Portal. Instructions and video tutorials are available on the Completing your Professional Portfolio Online page.