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Continuing Education and Training

There is a statutory scheme for dispensing opticians and optometrists who wish to maintain registration with the General Optical Council. The scheme runs in three-year periods, and the current three-year period will end on 31 December 2018. All dispensing opticians and optometrists will have to gain 36 CET credits by December 2018, for continued registration.

For CET events visit the Events section of the ABDO website.

The ABDO CET team (L to R) Sue Bennett, Paula Stevens & Joanne Abbott

The ABDO CET team (L to R): Sue Bennett, Paula Stevens & Joanne Abbott

5 Kingsford Business Centre
Layer Road
Colchester C02 0HT

  • ABDO CET email addressOpen

    Please note the ABDO CET office has changed its email address from and to

  • CET OnlineOpen

    To access ABDO CET Online use the ‘Member Login’ on the right of the screen to login and then select ‘CET Online’ from the menu that appears in the members’ area.

    Should you experience problems logging in to the Members’ Area, or are unable to access certain pages, click here for technical advice; or refer to information in ‘Related Documents’ below.

  • How to use the online booking system for ABDO CET eventsOpen

    For details of how to book online for ABDO CET events click here.

  • Generate your own CETOpen

    The GOC have made it possible for registrants to gain CET points without relying on an approved CET Provider. Any registrant can set up a discussion group in a workplace or other appropriate location, provided that approval is gained before the date of the group meeting.

    The ABDO CET department has produced a simple guide, ‘Generate your own CET‘, that outlines how to set up a discussion group in your practice.

  • GOC CET guide for registrantsOpen

    The General Optical Council has produced a guide for registrants explaining the new CET requirements; to view the guide select the link in ‘Related Documents’ below.

Related Documents