LIVE Interactive Distance Online CE Course Format will be Accepted as a LIVE In-Person CE Through 12/31/2020
A special board meeting was held on October 6, 2020. The following motion passed unanimously by the members of the board.
As a result of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and CDC guidelines, the Board recognizes optometrists still have limited options to attend in person or onsite courses. The Board further recognizes that, as stated in Ohio Administrative rule, 4725-9-02, the Board accepts accreditation council approved courses or Board approved courses. Therefore, I move that in recognition of the ongoing pandemic, a LIVE interactive distance online continuing education course format will be considered a LIVE in-person course for all approved courses to fulfill the annual continuing education requirements from October 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. These completed courses during the three month time frame will be considered a fulfillment of the education requirements for the educational year of October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.