|Type of Activity||Mandatory (Yes or No)||Points|
|Completion of the CCSO Fellowship designation requirements||Yes||0 points|
|Completion of the CCSO Educational Modules||Yes||30 points for completion of all CCSO Specialist Educational Modules.|
|Residency||No||20 points for each residency not previously claimed for points for the CCSO Fellowship designation.|
|Years in Practice devoted to the optometric specialty area||No||Maximum of 20 points. 1 day per week for 1 year is equal to 1 point. Therefore, 3 days per week for 3 years is equal to 9 points.|
|Case Report||No||10 points per Case Report to a maximum of 20 points for Case Reports not previously submitted or claimed for the CCSO Fellowship designation.|
|Published Articles||No||20 points per paper for first or senior author. 10 points per paper for other authors
Original works only. Cannot claim for articles previously submitted or claimed for the CCSO Fellowship designation.
|Speaking Engagements||No||5 points for each speaking engagement to a maximum of 10 points.
Details of each engagement (date, audience, topic, length, etc.) must be submitted for approval.
|Certification Course or Workshop||No||5 points for successful completion of each Certification Course or Workshop related to the optometric specialty area to a maximum of 10 points.
Each certification course or workshop must have a final exam.
|Final Oral Exam and Skills Testing Exam||Yes||0
No points are awarded for this requirement as it is considered the last “check” of quality assurance that the applicant has completed all submitted work themselves.
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