Continuing Education

Join us for a lifetime of learning.

One of the missions of the Illinois College of Optometry is to provide lifelong education to optometrists. We believe that by enhancing your knowledge base, you will be able to improve the efficiency of your practice, serve your patients better, become a more successful doctor, and thereby strengthen the profession.


The Continuing Education Department offers certified and regular courses both on-campus and online. We offer a variety of topics to choose from, and all courses are submitted for COPE approval. ICO CE is open to all optometrists, not just alumni.

To pay for CE registration by check, download and complete this form.

Register for Upcoming Continuing Education!

Sunday March 1, 2020

6 hours of Credit (6 Hours Certified [TQ])

All courses will be COPE Approved

8:30 AM-3:30 PM

Registration, Sign-In, and Breakfast begin at 7:30 AM

First Course begins promptly at 8:30 AM

Location:  ICO Lecture Center


Program Agenda

7:30 AM Sign-in & Breakfast

8:30 AM The Pachychoroid Spectrum and Ocular Disease Grand Rounds; Raman Bhakhri, OD

10:30 AM Advanced In-Office Procedures for the Optometrist; James Fanelli, OD

12:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM The Continuum of Care of Keratoconus and Optometry in the Age of Disruptors: When Patients are Harmed; Jeffrey Sonsino, OD

3:30 PM Closing Remarks/Sign Out


Resident Rounds 2019-2020

Resident Rounds is an Illinois College of Optometry continuing education program, which case presentations from ICO’s Residents designed to actively engage the audience in a discussion covering a wide array of topics germane to the patients’ eye care and systemic health.  Bring your professional expertise and intellectual curiosity and join the collegial exchange!


Time:  2:00 P.M.

Location:  ICO Lecture Center, Room 1202 (Enter at Indiana Avenue college entrance)

Cost:  $25 per Session; $100 for 6 Sessions

Friday, September 13, 2019

Friday, September 27, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019

Friday, January 17, 2020 

Friday, February 28, 2020

Friday, March 27, 2020*

Friday, April 17, 2020

* Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, ICO’s Resident Rounds CE course scheduled for March 27, 2020 has been cancelled.  Please contact the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (888-473-4858) for information regarding possible changes to licensing deadlines and requirements that may have changed due to the pandemic response.

For Illinois ODs

New State CE Requirements

Illinois has implemented new state requirements for all ODs that must be completed by March 31, 2020. ICO makes it easy to fulfill this new requirement from the comfort of your home or office. Visit our Online CE program for the new required Sexual Harassment Training and Safe Opioid Prescribing courses, plus hours of new clinical content from our expert faculty today!


Online CE

Our online CE portal offers access to COPE-approved courses developed by leading content experts right here at ICO! Registration is easy. Just click the link below to access our portal and sign up. Once logged in, you’ll have access to ICO’s CE courses anytime, anywhere. Courses are viewable for a full week after purchase, and can be conveniently paused to suit your schedule.

Looking for More?

Missing some continuing education documentation? Fill out the CE Documentation Request Form and email to or fax to 312-949-7383 in order to get the materials you need.

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