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Last Update:  May 16, 2019 is an online resource that provides optometrists with the opportunity to earn continuing education credits from articles published in Clinical & Refractive Optometry Journal (CRO Online) and other continuing education content sources. Use of this site is acceptance of these Terms of Service. 

Course content may be accessed through this site, third party sites and/or may also be viewed independently through CRO Online, a digital publication associated with this site.  Course content may also viewable directly from within this website. You will be able to view course contents before deciding to take the post-course test for credit.  

In order to take a course examination and attain an accreditation certificate, users are required to register on this site. (see Privacy Policy below)

Please note that courses do have expiry dates which are published on this site.  While we make efforts to either renew the course approval with the accrediting body (i.e. COPE) in order to extend the course expiry date, remove the course and/or otherwise flag the course expiry date, it is your responsibility to determine the validity of the course for approval with your regulatory authority.  We provide COPE course id numbers and COPE course event numbers, where applicable.

All courses require that you have earned the related Continuing Education credit by first passing an examination at the noted pass requirement level.

Most of the courses require online payment to access the online examination.  Once the course is purchased you will have three opportunities to pass the online exam.  After the third attempt, you will need to repurchase the exam before trying again.

In some cases, courses are provided on a complimentary basis via an unrestricted grant by third parties. In such instances there is no cost to the course taker. In such instances, the third-party grantor to the course will be clearly identified.  Such courses, however, also require registration on this site in order to take the exam and for us to be able to generate the accreditation certification. 

In order to purchase a course, you will need to provide payment information. This information is handled by a trusted third-party payment provider (i.e. PayPal). We do not store, either temporarily or permanently, any of your credit card details on our site or servers.  We may, however, store other information, including but not limited to your country, province/state, license#, name, email address, login credentials and course information in order to improve your user experience on this site.  We may, from time to time, communicate with you about features of our site, new course offerings, and/or specific information from course grantors. Use of this site grants us the permission to contact you in this regard. You will be able to unsubscribe to these email notifications at any time by deleting your account. Update of subscribe status may take up to 10 work days.  Please note that deleting your account will also premanently delete the record of your courses enrolled and the CE Certificates that are stored on our servers.  

If you do unsubscribe, we may still require to occasionally send an email relating to site use and maintenance, e.g. password maintenance, confirmation of account information changes and/or receipts generated when you make a purchase.  You may delete your account entirely from the site at any time. In such instances all functionality of the site will be lost, including course records and any certificates that would have otherwise been available to the user.