The Academy meeting provides attendees with over 400 hours of CE to chose from in a variety of formats such as lectures, workshops, Section and Special Interest Group (SIG) Symposia, special events, and Scientific Program papers and posters.

Is the CE COPE and CE Broker approved?

COPE approval benefits Academy meeting attendees by guaranteeing that courses attended at the meeting will qualify for continuing education credit in most states. It is advised that attendees check with their state board office to clarify any special conditions attached to the acceptance. The Academy’s lectures, workshops, symposia, and special sessions are COPE and CE Broker (Florida) approved. The Scientific Program (papers and posters) has been submitted to state boards for approval.

The 3rd World Congress of Optometry will include opportunities for attendees to earn Continuing Education and Training (CET) points valid for optometry and optical professionals registered in the United Kingdom. For those outside the accredited professions (optometrist and opticians) or jurisdictions (UK), please check with your own professional organization whether CET points can be recognized, converted or accepted in your country.

How many CET points can I earn per session? 
All courses will be worth 1 CET point.* See the full list of 2019 CET Approved Courses.  

How will I receive my CE certificate?
Following the meeting, a link will be emailed to you to print your CE certificate at your leisure. The email address you provided when registering will be used.

How will my credits be transferred to the OE Tracker database?
After the meeting, the credits for those doctors who had provided their OE Tracker numbers will be sent to ARBO, and the data will be uploaded to their records at

How will my CET points be transferred to the General Optical Council?
After the meeting, within 10 working days, the credits for eligible optometrists and opticians who have provided their GOC number will be uploaded to cet.optical, and be available online for acceptance.

How will my credits be transferred to the CE Broker database?
After the meeting, the credits for those doctors who had provided us with their Florida license numbers will be uploaded to CE Broker.

Can I get CE credit for poster sessions?
Yes! You accrue the credits in 15 minute increments. These will be calculated based on entry and exit times. Unfortunately, poster sessions will not be eligible for CET points. 

Are paper sessions approved for CE credit?
Definitely! You can attend the Scientific Program sessions and accrue credit in 15 minute increments. Unfortunately, paper sessions will not be eligible for CET points. 

How do I take Continuing Education with Examination (CEE)?
CEE courses will be presented all four days. Exam instructions will be available at the Education Desk in the convention center.

Where can I find out if a CE course will qualify for TPA credit?
Download the list of 2019 TPA Courses


*WKW-23: Peer Review Case Discussion by Karen Sparrow on Sunday, October 27 will be worth 3 CET points (CET points applied for).