Approved educational programs include, but are not limited to, those hereinafter listed. Approval is based on past performances and continued maintenance of acceptable standards and must meet the applicable criteria set forth in rule 4725-9-03 of the Administrative Code.
(A) Educational courses and meetings of the college of optometry at the Ohio state university or any other school or college of optometry accredited by the board.
(B) Educational courses and meetings of a college of medicine that are accredited by the accreditation council for continuing medical education.
(C) Educational courses and meetings approved by the council on optometric practitioner education (COPE).
(D) Educational courses and meetings certified/approved by a Canadian province or state board of optometry.
(E) Educational courses and meetings provided for licensed optometrists serving in the active guard, or reserve components of the uniformed services of the United States. Approval shall be based on receipt of a letter from their commanding officer certifying the training meets the applicable requirements of rule 4725-9-03 of the Administrative Code.
(F) Other educational courses and meetings approved by the board as meeting the applicable criteria as set forth in rule 4729-9-03 of the Administrative Code, after submission of one copy of the application for optometric continuing education credit. Requests for approval of continuing education must be submitted by the sponsor and will not be considered if submitted by an individual attendee.