Regulator: General Optical Council (GOC)


As a condition of registration, dispensing opticians and optometrists need 36 continuing education and training (CET) general points over 3 years. Practitioners on a specialist register need additional specialist points. Different activities merit different points. Once you have confirmed your points on, you don’t need to do anything else. Cetoptics will automatically notify the GOC of everyone who has met the minimum points requirement. If you don’t have enough points for any reason, the GOC will write to you. Otherwise, you will be free to renew your registration in April following the end of the scheme.

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