GOC publishes new CPD guidance for registrants

Registrants can now access the General Optical Council’s (GOC) new continuing professional development (CPD) guidance entitled, ‘CPD: A guide for registrants’.

The guidance sets out the requirements for registrants under the new CPD scheme, which will replace the existing CET scheme from 1 January 2022. The regulator successfully obtained the legislative change required to implement the new CPD scheme, and the details of this change can be found in its amended CET rules.

Alex Webster, ABDO head of CPD, said: “We welcome the GOC providing guidance to registrants on the new CPD scheme that starts imminently in 2022. There are a number of changes for us to consider, and we will be reviewing this guidance and assessing how we continue to support ABDO members with their regulatory life-long learning requirements. This will include both provision of CPD and resources to support additional requirements, such as greater levels of reflection.”

View the CPD guidance for registrants on the GOC website.