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Allowed Internet CE by State...Please contribute

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by Paul Farkas, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. Michael Ford

    Michael Ford ODwire.org Supporting Member

    Jun 4, 2008
    State University Of New York
    To update Virginia, the new rules state:

    2017 Virginia Optometry CE Requirements:

    1. At least 10 hours shall be obtained through real-time, interactive activities, including in-person or electronic presentations, provided that during the course of the presentation, the licensee and the lecturer may communicate with one another;

    2. No more than two hours may consist of courses related to recordkeeping, including coding for diagnostic and treatment devices and procedures or the management of an optometry practice, provided that such courses are not primarily for the purpose of augmenting the licensee's income or promoting the sale of specific instruments or products; and

    3. For TPA-certified optometrists, at least 10 hours shall be in the areas of ocular and general pharmacology, diagnosis and treatment of the human eye and its adnexa, including treatment with new pharmaceutical agents, or new or advanced clinical devices, techniques, modalities, or procedures.
    Would CEwire actually work for the ten hours of live coverage needed? What proof would I need to prove that the courses are acceptable. Is CEwire courses even approved by the Virginia Board, they have very specific requirements and if not put on by a state Association or School they say they do not count unless you get approval first.
  2. Paul Farkas

    Paul Farkas Administrator

    Dec 28, 2000
    Columbia University / PCO
    Lake Oswego

    I suggest you select the 10 hours of courses you wish to take live on 1/28/16 and 1/29/17 and submit it to your state board. The courses have already been COPE approved twice. First for live presentation and then recorded for on-line function.