DOCET CET provision and deadlines 2018

The current three-year CET cycle ends on 31 December 2018. You must have completed all your CET requirements by that date in order to remain on the GOC register. 


DOCET CET deadlines

The following submission dates have been set in order to process CET points in time for the GOC deadline:

  • Interactive CET –  9am on Monday, 3 December 2018
  • Non-interactive CET – 9am on Tuesday, 18 December 2018

If you have made your CET submissions before our closing dates, these will be processed & uploaded to your MyGOC account by the end of 21 December 2018.


DOCET CET provision

Are you still looking to cover a specific competency or need to get your last interactive or non-interactive CET points? Download the reference table below and follow the links to the relevant course pages.  



GOC CET requirements for the current cycle

  • Practising optometrists must gain 36 CET points over the complete cycle, covering all eight competencies, and a minimum of six points each year. Half of these points should be interactive, including three from a peer discussion. You should also set and meet at least one personal learning goal relating to the new Standards of Practice.
  • Optometrists joining the register part way through the cycle will need to achieve a pro-rata proportion of the points – one point for every full month that you are in the cycle. So, for example, if you joined in January 2017, you would need to achieve 23 points by 31 December 2018. Half your points should be interactive (NB If, for example, half is 3.5, you can ‘round down’ to 3).
  • Therapeutic specialist optometrists must complete the same activity as practising optometrists and also an additional 18 points from therapeutics specialist CET covering all the therapeutics competencies. Your peer review or peer discussion cases must relate to therapeutics. 

If you fail to meet your minimum requirement by 31 December 2018, the GOC may remove you from the register. This means you will not be able to practise until you have undertaken a restoration process. More information can be found on the GOC website.

Last modified: Friday, 23 November 2018, 11:15 AM