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Continuing Education and Audit Information



How to Request Continuing Education (CE) Approval

To submit a request for a CE course approval, you must use the DELPROS online portal for Service Requests. Go to the Service Request webpage and follow the instructions on how to submit the Service Request.

  • It is important to have all of your course documentation available as you must upload the information in the Service Request application.

 

Continuing Education Requirement

The amount of continuing education (CE) that you are required to complete depends on when your license was issued during the full licensure period. If it is your first renewal, you are required to complete:

    • one hour for each month between the initial date of licensure and the biennial renewal date
      • The first 12 hours must be in the treatment and management of ocular disease

During each full licensure renewal period between July 1 to June 30 odd-numbered years (2017-2019, 2019-2021, etc.):

  • active Therapeutic Optometrist licensees must complete 30 hours of approved CE
    • 20 of those 30 hours must be comprised of education in the areas of therapeutics and management of ocular disease
    • A maximum of 6 of the 30 may be in the area of practice management
  • active NON-Therapeutically licensed Optometrist’s must complete 12 hours of CE

For complete information on the CE requirements, see Section 4.0 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations.


Entering Continuing Education in the CE Tracker

Continuing Education (CE) is tracked in DELPROS, the Delaware Professional Regulation Online Service. To enter your CE, you must first create a DELPROS user account.  Go to the DELPROS online portal, and then click on Apply/Manage a License and Service Requests. If you:

  • are already an existing user, log in with your email address and password under the existing user section.
  • have not yet created a DELPROS user account, click on REGISTER.

After creating your user account or logging into the DELPROS online portal, you may begin entering your CE.

  • Click on the CONTINUING EDUCATION link in the dark blue banner at the top of the page
  • Click on ADD COURSE button
  • After choosing your profession, complete the other fields and click on SAVE
  • You will get a message of Success if the information you entered was created successfully
  • Click on CONTINUE to add more courses, upload documents, or delete entries if you made an error

When you are done, click on your Dashboard on the dark blue banner at the top of the page to renew your license or choose another service.


General Audit Information

Random audits are performed by the Council to ensure compliance with the license and certificate requirements. Licensees and certificate holders selected for the random audit must verity that they have maintained the required bond and liability insurance, verification of required employment status, and the completion of the required CE, as applicable and any other information required by the Council to confirm their continued eligibility for the license or certificate. For complete information, see Section 4.5 of the Council’s Rules and Regulations.


Audit Requirement

Do not upload any CE documentation into DELPROS unless notified that you have been selected for audit.
If you are selected for audit, you must upload a copy of:

  • the certificate of attendance for each CE course that you entered in the CE Tracker in DELPROS
  • course agenda, brochures, outlines or syllabi for courses that are not approved by the Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE)
  • your current CPR certification card – Therapeutic Optometrist’s only

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