About Approval System
International Vision Expo will not be responsible for courses that have not received accreditation.
Do not assume that the courses you registered for will be approved.
You will NOT receive credit if you are late to a course.
You will no longer receive course tickets. Your badge bar code will have all your registered courses embedded in it. Your badge is required for admittance to each course. If you make any changes to your education registration after you print your badge onsite, you will need to get a new badge printed so that your current courses are embedded in your updated badge bar code for course entry.
After the conference, you will receive a letter via email verifying your course attendance. Please submit this letter to your state board / national accreditation agency for license renewal.
The 2016 International Vision Expo West courses will be submitted to ABO, NCLE, COPE, AOA Paraoptometric Commission, NY State Board for Ophthalmic Dispensing, and all State Boards of Opticianry for consideration of Education Credit approval. Most State Boards of Optometry now accept COPE approved courses. For specific State Board of Optometry license rules and regulations pertaining to the COPE acceptance, International Vision Expo recommends contacting your State Board directly. COPE approved courses are accredited in Canada.
The "pending education approval" courses listed are to serve as a guide to assist you with your course selections. These course listings are being submitted to the specified accrediting agencies for consideration of approval – if the course is NOT listed, it is NOT being submitted. Because courses fill up quickly, International Vision Expo recommends you register early to secure your seat. Remember you always have the opportunity to change a course selection after you have registered by calling Client Services at 800-811-7151.
Course approvals will be updated periodically as approvals are received from the accrediting agencies. Please check back to see if currently "pending" courses have been approved. Course approval information will also be available on-site in the Education and Registration areas. Please contact Client Services at 800-811-7151 with any education accreditation questions.
Note: Only Optometrists and Opticians licensed in Florida must provide their license # when registering for International Vision Expo continuing education courses.
Note: All Optometrists are required to provide their ARBO/OE Tracker # for COPE when registering for International Vision Expo continuing education courses.
Approved & Pending Courses
Please see attached pdf's for some of the Approved & Pending Courses links: