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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for GOC registrants

To assist GOS contractors and performers in England, our team of clinical advisors often make available General Optical Council approved CPD. These consist of both distance learning materials and online presentation events. 

Non-interactive CPD

Guidance on how to apply for a GOS contract in England 

'Guidance on how to apply for a GOS contract in England (C-103224)' (Word: 171KB) provides one non-interactive CPD point. It is suitable for all GOC registrants in England and will take one hour to complete.  

To gain the CPD point, you must read the document and then pass the Multiple-Choice Questionnaire (MCQ) assessment with a score greater than 60%. The link to the MCQ assessment is at the end of the CPD article. 

Claiming GOS 4 vouchers in England

Claiming GOS 4 vouchers in England (C-103210) (online learning link) will help you to accurately claim GOS 4 vouchers in England when a patient requires repair or replacement of their glasses or contact lenses.

The online distance learning covers:

  • what a GOS 4 voucher is   
  • when it is appropriate to use a GOS 4
  • how do you know if your patient qualifies for a GOS 4 voucher
  • when do you need pre-authorisation
  • how to obtain pre-authorisation for your GOS 4 voucher request
  • claiming best practice

This CPD aims to support and educate registrants to claim GOS correctly, and have the necessary detail on their record card and form.

The pass mark is 60%.