Recent ACOE Accreditation Actions

Notice of programs with Accredited with Conditions status or withdrawal of accreditation

Archive of Previous Accreditation Actions reports

Mar. 13, 2018

At its Feb. 9-11, 2018 meeting in Alexandria, Virginia, the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education took the following actions: (Note: Date in parenthesis is the date of the next currently scheduled evaluation visit to the programs. Depending on the outcomes of annual reports, progress reports, interim visits, substantive program changes and other significant events affecting a program, the Council may decide to schedule a full on-site evaluation visit before the original accreditation period is complete. The accreditation period is eight years for professional optometric degree and optometric residency programs and seven years for optometric technician programs.) 

Basis for ACOE Decisions

1. Preaccreditation Actions

Classification of "Preliminary Approval" granted following a full evaluation visit:

None

Classification of "Preliminary Approval" continued following a full evaluation visit:

None

2. Initial Accreditation

Classification of "Accredited" granted to the following programs following a full evaluation visit:

A. State University of New York, College of Optometry Optometry Residency Program (2025);

3.  Continuing Accreditation

Classification of "Accredited" continued following a full evaluation visit:

A. Albuquerque VA Residency in Primary Eye Care - Department of Veterans Affairs, which is affiliated with  University of Houston College of Optometry (2025);

B. Huntington VAMC Residency in Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with Indiana University School of Optometry (2025);

C.  State University of New York, College of Optometry, Residency in Low Vision Rehabilitation (2025);

D.  VA Maryland Healthcare System, Perry Point Residency in Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease, which is affiliated with Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University (2025);

E. University of Waterloo, School of Optometry and Vision Science Professional Optometric Degree Program (2025);

F.  US Air Force Ophthalmic Apprentice Course (Technician) (2024)

Classification of "Accredited" continued following an interim evaluation visit:

None

Classification of "Accredited with Conditions" granted following a full evaluation visit:

None

Classification of "Accredited with Conditions" raised to "Accredited" following submission of satisfactory progress report:

None

4.  Reconsideration of Accreditation Denial

None

5. Withdrawal of accreditation by ACOE

None

6.  Voluntary withdrawal of accreditation 

None

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Accreditation manuals containing information on the ACOE's policies and procedures may be found  in the Accreditation Resources section.