CEs for COE

CATEGORY A: EYECARE

All Category A activities yield a 1:1 credit ratio of hours spent to hours earned.  COEs must submit a minimum of 25 hours in Category A per three‐year credential period. There are no maximum limitations in this category.

Category A Activity

Ophthalmic specific management programs/courses, as well as technical and medical courses.*

* Courses related to clinical patient care taught by industry device manufacturers or pharmaceutical companies are not eligible for COE credit.

 

CATEGORY B: GENERAL MANAGEMENT/COLLEGE COURSES

All category B activities yield a 1:1 credit ratio of hours spent‐to‐hours earned. There are no minimum or maximum limitations in this category.

Category B Activity Examples
College credit courses Accredited college courses in finance, management or human resources
Computer classes Accredited college courses, local non‐credit computer education courses
Non‐ophthalmic medical meetings/courses MGMA, AMA
Management seminars Career Track, American Management Association, Skill Path, Fred Pryor
Certificate programs College level non‐degree programs related to any COE content areas
Accredited courses

Coding, risk management, or OSHA

Executive management program

Yale Executive Management Program, Wharton Management Program

 

CATEGORY C: MISCELLANEOUS

Activities must be within the 6 COE content areas (general ophthalmic knowledge, financial management, operations, information technology management, human resources, risk management & regulatory compliance). COEs may submit up to 18 hours in Category C per three‐year credential period.*

*If submitting 18 hours in one Category C activity, you may not claim additional category C activity hours. (For example, you may not submit 18 hours for reading and 18 hours for publishing.)
 

Category C Activity

Credit Ratio

Max Submission per Activity

Reading

1:1 (1 hour reading yields 1 hour)

18 hours

Publishing in External Publications

1:5 (1 article yields 5 hours)

18 hours

Presentations

1:3 (1 presentation yields 3 hours)

18 hours

Professional leadership (Committees, Boards)

1:1 (1 appointment yields 1 hour)

18 hours

In‐service Attendance

1:1

18 hours

Submitting COE Exam Questions

2:1 (2 approved questions yields one hour)

18 hours