Ohio Approved CECs

All the courses offered on opticaltraining.com are approved by the state of Ohio for continuing education in opticianry. Read on for more information.

Self-study courses approved

As of January 1, 2003 Ohio licensed opticians can earn their continuing education credits through the self study courses offered by the Optical Training Institute.

Large Selection of approved courses

OTI currently offers a large selection of Ohio state approved courses. These include 56 hours of spectacle dispensing courses and 34 hours of contact lens dispensing courses.

Which courses are approved?

All the courses listed on this site are approved by the Ohio state board. Those courses which are designated as ABO are also approved for spectacle dispensing credit hours by the Ohio state board and the NCLE designated courses are approved for contact lens credit hours.

How many credits do you need to earn?

The following CE requirement information is taken from the
Ohio Administrative Code 4726
Ohio Optical Dispensers Board

4725.51 Renewal - continuing education.

(A) Each license issued under sections 4725.40 to 4725.59 of the Revised Code shall expire on the first day of January in the year after it was issued. Each person holding a valid, current license may apply to the Ohio optical dispensers board for the extension of the license under the standard renewal procedures of Chapter 4745. of the Revised Code. Each application for renewal shall be accompanied by a renewal fee the board shall establish by rule . In addition, the application shall contain evidence that the applicant has completed continuing education within the immediately preceding one-year period as follows:
 
(1) Licensed spectacle dispensing opticians shall have pursued both of the following, approved by the board:
 
(a) Four hours of study in spectacle dispensing;
(b) Two hours of study in the form of contact lens dispensing described in section 4725.411 of the Revised Code.
The contact lens course must carry the "SCD" designation to meet the renewal requirement for the Ohio Spectacle Dispenser.
(2) Licensed contact lens dispensing opticians shall have pursued eight hours of study in contact lens dispensing, approved by the board.
(3) Licensed spectacle-contact lens dispensing opticians shall have pursued both of the following, approved by the board:
 
(a) Four hours of study in spectacle dispensing;
(b) Eight hours of study in contact lens dispensing.
(4) Licensed Ocularist shall have pursued courses of study as prescribed by rule of the board.

Law and Rules Regulating the Practice of Opticianry in Ohio Course

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