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  • OE TRACKER

    OE TRACKER is a system the College uses to capture and store continuing education data for optometrists. All members must be assigned an OE TRACKER number by the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO). Using these numbers, the College can verify members’ CE hours for every three-year CE cycle.

    With OE TRACKER, members can:

    • Receive email notification when CE credits are uploaded into their accounts
    • Access their CE data anytime from anywhere
    • Reduce paperwork and filing with online storage of CE certificates
    • Print a CE transcript to submit for licence renewal, board certification eligibility, or credentialing renewal for hospital privileges
    • Track the CE hours they have earned and the hours they need to meet licence renewal requirements

    Creating and Using an OE TRACKER account

    Contact ARBO to receive your OE TRACKER number and set up your online account. Be sure to confirm with ARBO that you are a member of the College of Optometrists of Ontario.

    You must submit all CE credit hours (both COPE-accredited and other learning opportunities) to the OE TRACKER.

    COPE-accredited CE

    A participation verification certificate must be issued for COPE-accredited CE activities. Some CE providers send attendance information directly to OE TRACKER. Otherwise, you must submit your own CE certificates to OE TRACKER.

    Other Learning Opportunities

    After completing each learning opportunity, you must complete the Other Learning Opportunities form and submit it to OE TRACKER. A participation verification certificate is not required for other learning opportunities, only this form would suffice.

    Submit your documents (in PDF or JPG format) by:

    When submitting documents to your OE TRACKER account, select the “COPE” option for COPE-accredited CE and select the “NON-COPE” option (as shown below) for other learning opportunities.

    Text on CE Course Submission to show where to select Non-COPE option. Text reads "Optometrists may submit credits for uploading into OE TRACKER by entering the relevant course information and attaching an image of the official (stamped, signed, etc) CE certificate. Once submitted, your credits will be reviewed and uploaded into your OE Tracker account. Please allow 3-5 business days for the credits to show up in your OE Tracker account. You will be sent an email when the course is uploaded into your account. Choose whether the course you are submitting credit for is a COPE or NON-COPE course.It will take up to five business days before the hours are confirmed and reflected in the account.

    Subscription Fees

    For the current CE cycle (January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2023) the College is paying OE TRACKER subscription fees for all Ontario optometrists. Payments made by optometrists for the OE TRACKER may not be refundable.

    Annual Renewal

    OE TRACKER is completely independent of the annual renewal process. If your OE TRACKER hours are not up-to-date, this will not affect your ability to renew your membership with the College. However, you must ensure that your hours are up-to-date in your OE TRACKER profile by the end of the current CE cycle.

    Change/Update the OE TRACKER CE Credits

    Submit your request to change or update CE credit information directly to OE TRACKER. It will take two weeks before the changes are reflected in your account.