Optometrist (OD) Virtual Accreditation Information

SECO submits course materials to various states and accrediting entities for Continuing Education (CE) course approval. Select Courses are approved for CE Credit for Optometrists attending the virtual program. See below for specific accreditation details.

Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education

SECO International has received commercial support from Alcon, Essilorluxottica,  Bausch+Lomb, Per, Review of Optometry, VPS Vision and Regeneron for this activity in the form of an unrestricted educational grant.

Disclosure of Financial Relationships with Ineligible Companies

This educational activity was developed by SECO, independent of influence by ineligible companies to ensure that the education is fair and balanced and that any clinical content presented supports safe, effective patient care. Any relevant financial relationships for planners, faculty, and others in control of content, have been mitigated.

Planner Disclosures:

Name of Individual Role in Activity Financial Relationship - Company Nature of Relationship
Elizabeth Taylor DeMayo Planner - Executive Director No financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose N/A
Paul C. Ajamian, OD Planner - SECO Volunteer, General CE Chair No financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose N/A
Paige Foster, OD Planner - SECO Volunteer, OD CE Chair No financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose N/A
Ted McElroy, OD Planner - SECO Volunteer, MedPro Chair No financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose N/A
Renae Shepherd Planner - SECO Education Consultant No financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose N/A
Andriana Foster Planner - SECO Education Manager No financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose N/A
Beth Bartelt Planner - SECO Education Manager No financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose N/A
Walter Mayo, OD Planner - SECO Technology Consultant No financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose N/A

COPE Accredited Courses / ARBO Reporting

SECO makes every effort to secure accreditation for OD continuing education as appropriate through the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO), Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE). SECO submits continuing education course content to ARBO for COPE accredtation. 

Credit Reporting: 

SECO will submit to COPE/ARBO within 30 days following the activity if the appropriate OE Tracker number is correctly entered on the attendee registration form.

All COPE-accredited continuing education courses are strictly monitored to comply with licensing board regulations for accreditation and within The Optometric Guidelines for Independent Continuing Education (ICE). If you do not meet the required attendance rules, you will not receive credit.

COPE COURSE LIST

CE Broker Optometry Boards (South Carolina, Texas) 

Select virtual courses have been approved by South Carolina (SC) and/or Texas (TX) Boards of Optometry via the CE Broker system.

Credit Reporting: SECO will submit attendance to CE Broker (SC, TX) within 30 days following the activity if the appropriate CE Broker license number is correctly entered on the attendee registration form.

Please Note: Per Florida (FL) Optometry Board (FL CE Broker), virtual education is not accepted.

FLORIDA CE BROKER COURSE LIST
SOUTH CAROLINA CE BROKER COURSE LIST
TEXAS CE BROKER COURSE LIST