Welcome to California’s most trusted and comprehensive continuing optometry and pharmacology education program. If you’re looking to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the latest treatment, management, and drug options, you’ll find everything you need in the pages below. Explore our 2023 Course Catalog, as well as our 2024 Course Catalog, enroll in a course, or stay informed by subscribing to CE Insider. Can’t get away? Learn online at your convenience.
MBKU | SCCO is an Accredited CE Provider with the California State Board of Optometry. Programs do not require COPE Accreditation for optometrists licensed in California. Most outside states will also approve CE credit from an accredited college of optometry without COPE Accreditation. If you are not licensed in California, please check with your State Board for current rules and regulations regarding out-of-state programming.
All continuing education provided by MBKU | SCCO will be presented online indefinitely, via interactive webinar format.
Announcement from the California State Board of Optometry
Effective May 2020, California licensed optometrists may complete all 30 hours of required Live Continuing Education via online interactive programming. This change is permanent and does not have an end date.
Under current law, live, interactive, and participatory courses provided over an internet platform do not fit within the plain meaning of self-study (i.e. the study of something by oneself, as through books, records, etc., without direct supervision or attendance in a class). Interactive courses offered live over internet platforms such as Zoom, WebEx, BlueJeans, RingCentral or courses being offered by COPE will count towards the 30 hours required of live continuing education course credits. Conversely, online courses that are recorded and made available for viewing later tend to meet the plain meaning definition of "self-study." These courses are not live, interactive, or participatory. Thus, these courses will not qualify as live courses and would instead qualify as self-study/correspondence courses. SCCO offers both live webinar and CE Online self-study courses.
To remain informed on the latest policy changes, please check back here at a later date.
Announcement About Administering the COVID-19 Vaccine
The California Department of Consumer Affairs has approved a public health emergency waiver that will allow Doctors of Optometry to administer the COVID-19 vaccination to persons 16 years of age or older. In order to become eligible, ODs must complete both APhA's Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Program, as well as the California Department of Public Health's free COVID-19 Training Program for Non-Traditional Vaccinators.
Click here to access the free COVID-19 Training Program.
Click here to access the free COVID-19 Training Program by Johnson & Johnson