The Professional Enhancement Program

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The College’s core mandate is to ensure public safety. Quality assurance is one of the mechanisms by which the College supports registrants in effectively evolving their professional competence over their career so that the services they provide to the public are safe and effective.

To further enable registrants to provide the highest level of service to the public, the College has introduced a new aspect of quality assurance – the Professional Enhancement Program (PEP).

Based on the Career-Span Competence Approach and a core set of competencies, which align with CDOBC Standards of Practice, the Professional Enhancement Program will enable registrants to better manage their on-going, career-long, professional development and rise above minimum standards to become “the best you can be”.

“I am excited about the PEP. I think it will help me identify my strengths and weaknesses to guide me in the goals that I want to achieve in my career. I feel it will help me map out the direction on where my focus needs to be to grow as a clinician”  – Registered Optometrist & PEP Advisory Group member.

As our profession evolves, we too must change to keep up with an ever-changing landscape.  The professional enhancement program is designed to help each individual practitioner grow in a way that promotes positive self-reflection and engage in meaningful professional development. As a practitioner of 13 years and a board member of the college I whole heartedly stand behind the PEP”. Registered Optometrist & PEP Advisory Group member.

The Professional Enhancement Program was launched in January 2023.

For registrants – Learn more about the PEP

For the public – Learn more about the PEP

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