General Information & News

The Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) is among the nation’s leading providers of continuing professional education. SCCO’s Continuing Education mission is to engage optometrists in enhancing their clinical knowledge and expertise to benefit patients they serve.

Our CE programs include the latest advances in research, technology and clinical practice to benefit optometric vision care.  We endeavor to make each course, whether live or online, practical, professional, and applicable to guidelines established by the state boards of optometry.

Our CE courses address a wide range of topics to suit all areas of practice.

Upcoming Live Courses

Online Registration now available for the following program(s):‚Äč

Online Courses

VA Optometric Clinical Seminars

Registration Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your registration, a written notice (via fax, mail, or email) must be postmarked no later than seven (7) days prior to your scheduled course. You will then receive a 90% refund, minus an administrative fee of $25. If your cancellation is postmarked at least 3 days prior to the course you will receive 75% of your registration fees, minus an administrative fee of $25. There will be no refunds or transfers of registration fees after that time.

Hotel Discounts for CE Attendees

The Hotel Fullerton
1500 South Raymond Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92831
Phone: 877-700-0688 or 714-635-9000


  • Minutes away from SCCO
  • American Breakfast Buffet
  • Complimentary cocktail voucher
  • Premium High Speed Wireless and Wired Internet in all rooms and common areas
  • USA Today Newspaper
  • Courtesy hotel shuttle within a 5-mile radius
  • Overnight Parking
  • Click here for:  The Hotel Fullerton
  • 24 hour reservation department:  1.866.281.2267
  • Please mention Marshall B. Ketchum or Southern California College of Optometry for the preferred rate of $109.00.  Rates subject to availability.
  • To book online, please click here or here.  (Access or promo code is NOT needed.)


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Online Registration

*NEW* American Express is now accepted.

Enjoy the convenience of Online Program Registration today! You may view course content and register for any program by clicking on the Program List.  You may view by date, location, program content and CE Hours. A biographical sketch of SCCO faculty who are lecturing on each program is provided.

We have included Optometric Clinical Seminars in this new registration format. We have provided a full brochure for you to view when choosing which Wednesdays during the year will fit into your schedule.

The CE Department is confident Online Registration will become your method of choice. We are available by phone to assist you with registration questions during CE business hours, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Online/Internet-Based CE Courses

The courses available online are designed to offer optometrists assistance in a timely format to fulfill their requirements for re-licensure renewal. All online courses are COPE-approved for CE credit. Instructions for viewing, registration and examinations are addressed in the introduction to each course.

The Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE) website houses a collection of CE requirements for all state regulatory boards in the U.S.

Meet our Sponsors

The Southern California College of Optometry would like to thank the following companies for their generous contributions to our programs.



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Education Partners:

  • Vision West
  • Allergan Academic Partnership