Opticians in B.C. are required to maintain continuous learning based on the requirements of the College of Opticians of British Columbia. All Registered Dispensing Opticians and Contact Lens Fitters (practicing and non-practicing) are required to complete mandatory continuing education (MCE) requirements.
The OAC – BC Chapter is here to help make this continuous learning more accessible through accredited educational events, webinars, online continuing education modules and the creation of study groups.
EDUCATIONAL EVENTS – The OAC – BC Chapter hosts many educational events per year in cities and towns around the province. For a list of upcoming events, check out our Calendar. Interested in travelling? There are also numerous Opticianry events held across the country and internationally. Go to the Events Calendar on the Opticians Association of Canada webpage for information about events outside of B.C.
OAC ONLINE LEARNING LIBRARY -The Opticians Association of Canada (OAC) has an extensive online library of accredited continuing education modules to make continuous learning as accessible as the click of a button. As a member of the OAC – BC Chapter, Opticians are provided with a reduced rate on all online modules, and also receives free modules with membership.
STUDY GROUPS – Design Your Own Learning
Do you have a particular area of interest in Opticianry in which you’d like to further your knowlege but can’t locate any seminars or courses on this topic? Did you know that you can design your own learning and receive COBC Continuing Education Credits for your efforts by participating in a study group? The OAC – BC Chapter may have some tools and resources that you may wish to use. To discover more about using your own sweat equity to collect continuing education credits, contact the OAC – BC Chapter.
Wanted: Study Group Members For the Following Subjects
- Pediatric dispensing
- Low vision
- Office Hygiene
Group members do not have to reside in the same area of the province. Groups will receive support from the OAC – BC Chapter.