Accreditation

Optometrists

 
SECO makes every effort to secure accreditation for optometrist continuing education courses/workshops as appropriate through: 
  • the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO), 
  • Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE); the General Optical Council (GOC), Continuing Education and Training (CET);
  • and CE Broker, submitted only for qualifying professionals licensed in the state of Florida.
 
SECO does not guarantee that certifying agents will accredit or that licensing authorities will accept accreditation of any course presented during a meeting. Attendees must be familiar with the requirements for any licensing agencies, boards, etc. to which education attendance may be reported.
 
SECO International will report CE attendance to ARBO for attendees who provide their OE Tracker number when they register to attend. Florida licensed professionals who provide information exactly as it appears on their license will have attendance information submitted to CE Broker.
 
SECO recommends that attendees be familiar with their licensing requirements. Attendees who fail to comply with attendance requirements during a course will not receive continuing education credit for that course. All optometrist continuing education courses provided by SECO International are strictly monitored to comply with licensing board regulations for accreditation and within The Optometric Guidelines for Independent Continuing Education (ICE).

Allied Ophthalmic Professionals

 
SECO makes every effort to secure accreditation for allied ophthalmic professional education courses/ workshops as appropriate through:
  • American Board of Opticianry (ABO)
  • Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO)
  • National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE)
  • American Optometric Association Paraoptometric (AOA PARA) Section.
 
SECO does not guarantee that a licensing board or certifying organization will accredit any course presented during a meeting. Attendees should be familiar with the requirements for any licensing or certification agencies to which education attendance may be reported.
 
SECO recommends that attendees be familiar with their licensing/certification requirements. Attendees who fail to comply with attendance requirements during a course will not receive continuing education credit for that course.