The Board of Certification requires that continuing education credits (CEC's) be obtained in order to qualify for recertification as a CRA and/or OCT-C. If organizations who offer courses on ophthalmic photography or related topics wish to make CEC's available to registrants, an application must be submitted to the Board of Certification.
Chair, Education Section:
Mark Harrod CRA, OCT-C
Chair, Education Section
OPS Board of Certification
27926 Knickerbocker Road
Bay Village, OH 44140
Instructions for Requesting CEC Approval
Download BOC CEC Application (PDF).
Complete and return application, documentation and the application fee of $30 per credit hour at least 4 weeks before course date. When paying by credit card through the online store, adjust the 'quantity' number to the number of course hours so the appropriate fee will be calculated.
Upon approval and course completion the course director will maintain a summary of course evaluation sheets, a record of course participants, and CEC's earned for three years.
Checks for the application fee of $30 per credit hour should be made out to the OPS/Board of Certification.
Requirements for OPS CEC Approval:
1. Eligible Courses are topics covered in the content outlines in the CRA and/or OCT-C certification programs, Ophthalmic Imaging and Advances in the field of Ophthalmic Imaging.
2. OPS CEC Application: Course Descriptions, Speaker Bios and Financial Interest Forms
Course directors are required to provide course descriptions, course length, speaker bios and disclosures of financial interest with the application for OPS CECs and a course brochure if available.
3. Course Evaluation Form
The use of course evaluations is required. Course Directors may design their own forms and should include but are not limited to the following:
|Does the course meet my needs?
||The room and facilities?
|The quality of the material I learned?
||The effectiveness of the presentation?
|The effectiveness of the AV materials?
||The length of the course?
|The amount of student interaction with faculty?
||The level of the material I learned?
|The quality of the instructor?
||The overall rating of this course?
4. Course Attendance Form
Course directors are required to provide each participant "Evidence of Attendance" which states the number of OPS Continuing education credits (C.E.C.s). Participants should be instructed to keep this form in their files for submission at the time of application for recertification.
Responsibilities of Course Director
Distribution of evidence of attendance forms to attendees documenting the number of continuing education credit hours awarded.
The course director must maintain a record of course evaluations and CE credit hours earned for a period of three (3) years.
The Course Application for Continuing Education Credit may be downloaded in PDF format and submitted according to the instructions on the form.
Continuing Education Credit evaluation appeals must be directed to the Chair of Education Section of the BOC. Appeals must be filed prior to the course completion date.