Professional Portfolio

Every year, all registrants must engage in self-assessment and professional development through the completion of a Professional Portfolio. Beginning in 2021, registrants must also upload all their portfolio components (Accredited Activities, Non-accredited/Self-directed Hours, and the Competency Self-assessment) to the Registrant Portal.

Annual Requirements

Competency Self-Assessment

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.

Professional Development

As part of the portfolio, registrants must complete a combined total of 16* continuing education (CE) hours:

  • 4 Accredited Contact Lens (CL) Hours
  • 4 Accredited Eyeglass (EG) Hours 
  • 4 Accredited Professional Growth (PG) Hours
  • 4 Self-Directed CE hours

*ROs who have a refracting designation are also required to complete 2 Accredited CE hours specific to Refraction (RF).


All registrants must also 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 and login. This will count as 1 PG hour the year in which it is completed.

Professional Portfolio Forms and Guide

To get started with your Professional Portfolio, you should review the Professional Portfolio Guide. This will walk you through how to complete each of the Professional Portfolio components.

The following forms should be completed as part of your annual Professional Portfolio. Professional Portfolios for 2021 onward must also be completed in the Registrant Portal. For assistance uploading Professional Portfolio components to the Registrant Portal, visit the Registrant Portal Information page.

NOTE: Accredited hours for 2020 should already be uploaded to the Registrant Portal as was mandatory for all registrants to complete by December 31, 2020.

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