Guidelines and application forms for event providers:
CPD Recording Registration Form
To register for the CPD recording programme Non NZAO member optometrists will need to complete the CPD Registration Form and return it to C/- NZAO CPD Recording Programme.
Board Payment form for Individual Dossier
Please see the ODOB website https://www.odob.health.nz/i-want-to-register/fees/
CPD Recertification Programme
CPD Recertification Programme for Optometrists is effective from 1 November 2010. ... Read more about CPD Recertification Programme >>
CPD Accreditation Policy
CPD Accreditation Policy for Optometrists is effective from 27 June 2016. Below are some policies, read the board's CPD Accreditation Policy for a complete policy. Have a look at the sample CPD report which explains the CPD report in detail.
- CPD cycle is a two year period from 01-Nov to 31-Oct.
- Optometrists should get 20 General and 20 Clinical Diagnosis (CD) credits in this two year period, if they hold an active APC.
- CD credits are required even for non-therapeutic optometrists.
- Excess CD credits will compensate deficit General credits. But excess General credits will not compensate deficit CD credits.
- Half of the total excess credits (max 45) obtained in a CPD cycle will be transferred to next CPD cycle as general credits.
- Pro-rata credits will be awarded for optometrists obtaining an APC in the middle of the CPD cycle.
- Proof of attendance e.g. a certificate.
- List of lectures attended and duration of each lecture.
- Abstract/summary of each lecture.
Glaucoma Prescribing Ongoing CPD requirements
Ongoing CPD requirements for Glaucoma Prescribing require participation in peer review sessions specifically on glaucoma management. This will include presenting at twice yearly two hour structured peer review sessions specifically on glaucoma management.
These sessions must be run in accordance with the Board policy on continuing professional development and an ophthalmologist must be present. When it is not possible to have an ophthalmologist attend, the Board may approve, at its discretion, an optometrist glaucoma prescriber.
Download the Glaucoma Peer Review Activity form
Currently the only glaucoma CPD for prescribers the Board has approved and is accepting, is the requirement of four hours of peer review meetings with an ophthalmologist advising. The reason for this is that the Board wants to encourage collegial discussion amongst the optometrists prescribers with an ophthalmologist giving advice and recommendations on points raised. Such discussions give the opportunity for practitioners to also share their experiences of independent prescribing in both private practice and hospital settings.
List of Optometrist Glaucoma Prescribers