LIVE Interactive Distance Online CE Course Format will be Accepted as a LIVE In-Person CE Through 6/30/2021
Motions were passed unanimously by the members of the board regarding CE's:
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, 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 June 30, 2021. These completed courses during the above time frame will be considered a fulfillment of the education requirements for the educational year of October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.