Participating in Continuing Certification
Physicians who are Participating in Continuing Certification are board certified and engaged in a structured program of lifelong learning designed to help them stay up to date in practice. This patient-centered process includes continuing medical education, patient safety modules, knowledge assessments, and quality improvement programs. Like certification, Continuing Certification is not required to practice medicine, but all ophthalmologists certified after 1992 must participate in the program as a condition of their certification. Certified ophthalmologists who are completing the Continuing Certification process on time, and in accordance with the program rules, are listed as Participating in Continuing Certification.