being granted a Fellowship (FAAO, FCOVD, FBCLA, FIACLE, FNAO, FOAA et. al. ) isn't considered
COPE-Approved or Board Certified CE.
Neither is any awarded Academy, ABCMO (Sorry, Ken), American Board of Optometry or any other
Diplomate, controversial or otherwise,
unless approved at the discretion of the Michigan Board of Optometry.
Lesson: Just because you are taking a Board or had been granted or conferred upon a Fellowship,
funded an endowed scholarship named for you, wrote some big check for your kid's OD tuition or
just won The Optic Cup,
this does not make it LIVE, COPE-Approved or Board-Approved Optometric CE. Instead,
Use ARBO/COPE OE Tracker to fill in your CE Tracker. Then, DON'T SKIMP ON YOUR $34 AHA ONLINE
BLS CPR HYBRID CLASS!
If you have to explain it to a colleague, tell them dead folks don't buy glasses, dilate well or return for
follow-up. To avoid this:
Pay the $50 for the live "pump and blow" class (their words, not mine- kinda runs counter to the
Good Moral Character Requirement)
Then, Go to Zoom class, manage pain, watch Lillian and color in 80% of your dots. It is just that
Relearn, rinse and repeat.
OETracker, print, relearn, CETracker.
Do it for Big Gretch. It is all we ask.
338.303 Training Standards
b. ii. (valid, recognized and respectable) state or federal agency (vs. see 5) below:).
iii. educational program [for initial licensure] [or by a college or university] approved* by the
Board. Period. Approved organizations may not have to submit an application for CE Approval by
(Cut: <for initial licensure/>snip, <or by a (college or university)>snip.)
*An Approved Organization refers to or may include: 1) US Dept. of Education (USDOE), 2)
Council on Post Secondary Education (CPSE), 3) A college or other teaching institution accredited by
the USDOE / CPSE, 4) The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals or
Healthcare Organizations (JCAHPO), 5) Federal, state AND LOCAL government agencies, 6) A national
organization of professional healthcare practitioners whose members practicing in Michigan are
subject to regulation by a Board or Agency regulating an occupation or occupation under this title or
(Michigan equivalent id Indiana Code IC 15 e.g.), 7) A national, state, district or local organization
listed in 1-5, 8) An internship or ACOE-Accredited (VA) residency program listed in 1-5, and 9) ANY
OTHER ORGANIZATION OR INDIVIDUAL APPROVED BY THE Board (viz. Indiana Optometry Law
iv. ... ... ... human trafficking...(a) of this subrule and is published in a reputable, peer-reviewed
professional, healthcare or scientific journal 1) recognized by an Approved Organization above, 2)