State CE Requirements

Does Your State Allow Online CE?

Alabama

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

Alaska

Alaska State Board of Dispensing Opticians


PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
(907) 465-5470

Board Website

CE Requirements:
10 hours, every 2 years

Allows Internet CE?
Yes*

*if courses are ABO/NCLE approved

Arizona

Arizona State Board of Dispensing Opticians


1400 W. Washington Ave.
Room 230
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-3095

Board Website

CE Requirements:
12 hours, every 3 years

Allows Internet CE?
YES*

*if courses are ABO/NCLE approved

Arkansas

Arkansas Board of Dispensing Opticians


P.O. Box 627
Helena, AR 72342
(870) 572-2847

CE Requirements:
9 hours, every 2 years

Allows Internet CE?
NO

California

California Medical Board Licensing RDO Program


1426 Howe Ave.
Suite 54
Sacramento, CA 95825-3236
(916) 263-2634

Board Website

CE Requirements:
12 hours, every 3 years

Allows Internet CE?
Yes*

*if courses are ABO/NCLE approved

Colorado

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

Connecticut

Connecticut Optician Licensure


410 Capital Ave. MS # 12MQA
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
(860) 509-7560

Board Website

CE Requirements:
7 hours, every 1 year

Allows Internet CE?
NO

Delaware

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

District of Columbia

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours, NA

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

Florida

Florida Department of Health - Board of Opticianry


4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin #C-08
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3258
(850) 245-4474

Board Website

CE Requirements:
Eleven (11) Hrs Technical
Two (2) Hrs FL laws / rules
Two (2) Hrs Medical errors
Five (5) Hrs Electives
20 hours, every 2 years

Allows Internet CE?

YES*

Click here to go to our FL Approved Online CE Course Menu - Quantum Optical FL Sponsor ID #4752

* 5 Hours MAX online per license period, and only if provider is approved by FL state board.

Georgia

Georgia State Board of Dispensing Opticians


237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217
(478) 207-1686

Board Website

CE Requirements:
10 hours, every 2 years - 2 Hrs must be CL

Allows Internet CE?

YES*
*5 Hours MAXIMUM per license renewal period, and only if provider is approved by GA state board

Click here to go to our GA Approved Online CE Course Menu

Hawaii

Hawaii Board of Dispensing Opticians


PO Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
(808) 586-2704

CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

Idaho

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

Illinois

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

Indiana

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

Iowa

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

Kansas

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

Kentucky

Kentucky Board of Ophthalmic Dispensers


PO Box 1360
Frankfort, KY 40602
(502) 564-3296

Board Website

CE Requirements:
6 hours, every 1 year

Allows Internet CE?
NO

Louisiana

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

Maine

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

Maryland

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

Massachusetts

Board of Registration in Dispensing Opticians


239 Causeway St.
Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 627-5339

Board Website

CE Requirements:
12 hours (6 must be Contact Lens), every 2 years

Allows Internet CE?
YES*

*if courses are ABO/NCLE approved

Michigan

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

Minnesota

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

Mississippi

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

Missouri

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

Montana

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

Nebraska

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

Nevada

Nevada Board of Dispensing Opticians


PO Box 70503
Reno, NV 89570
(775) 853-1421

Board Website

CE Requirements:
12 hours if limited license
14 hours if dispensing license

Allows Internet CE?

YES*

Click here to go to our NV Approved Online CE Course Menu

*6 Hours MAXIMUM for Limited License (per renewal period)

*7 Hours MAXIMUM for Dispensing License (per renewal period)

New Hampshire

State of New Hampshire Dept. of Health


129 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-5127

Board Website

CE Requirements:
8 hours, every 2 years

Allows Internet CE?
YES*

*3 Hours MAXIMUM per license renewal period

New Jersey

Board of Examiners of Ophthalmic Dispensers & Technicians


PO Box 45011
Newark, NJ 07101
(973) 504-6435

Board Website

CE Requirements:
12 hours (3 must be CL), every 2 years

Allows Internet CE?
NO

New Mexico

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

New York

New York State Board for Ophthalmic Dispensing


Rm. 3019
Albany, NY 12230
(518) 474-3817

Board Website

CE Requirements:
18 hours (20 if CL Licensee), every 3 years

Allows Internet CE?

YES*
*If provider is approved by NY state board

Click here to go to our NYS Approved Online CE Course Menu

Quantum Optical is NYS Board Approved. Sponsor ID #01009-012012.012

North Carolina

North Carolina State Board of Opticians


PO Box 25336
Raleigh, NC 27611
(919) 733-9321

CE Requirements:
8 hours (4 SP, 3 CL, 1 Law), every 1 year

Allows Internet CE?
NO

North Dakota

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

Ohio

Ohio Optical Dispensers Board


77 S. High St.
16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43266-0328
(614) 466-9709

Board Website

CE Requirements:
4 hours if SP, 8 if CL, 12 if Combination, every 1 year

Allows Internet CE?

YES*

Click here to go to our OH Approved Online CE Course Menu

*Only if courses are approved by the OH state board, ABO** or NCLE**

**New rule as of August, 2011

Oklahoma

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

Oregon

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

Pennsylvania

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

Rhode Island

Division of Professional Regulation


Three Capitol Hill
Room 104
Providence, RI 02908-5097
(401) 222-2827

Board Website

CE Requirements:
12 hours, every 2 years

Allows Internet CE?
YES*

*if courses are ABO/NCLE approved

South Carolina

South Carolina Board of Opticians


P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211-1329
(803) 896-4681

Board Website

CE Requirements:
4 hours (5 if CL licensee), every 1 year

Allows Internet CE?
NO

South Dakota

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

Tennessee

Tennessee Licensing Board for Dispensing Opticians


425 Fifth Ave. North
Nashville, TN 37247-1010
(888) 310-4650

Board Website

CE Requirements:
4 hours Spectacles
2 hours Contacts
2 hours Optional
1 hour Jurisprudence
9 Hrs, every 1 year

Allows Internet CE?

YES*

Click here to go to our TN Approved Online CE Course Menu

*2 Hours MAXIMUM (per license renewal period) if courses are approved by the TN Board

Texas

Texas Department of Health Opticians' Registry


1100 West 49th St.
Austin, TX 78756-3183
(512) 834-6661

Board Website

CE Requirements:
5 hours SP (AND 5 hours CL if Combination), every 1 year only if you are registered with TX Dept. of Health

Allows Internet CE?
YES*

*if courses are ABO/NCLE approved

Utah

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

Vermont

Vermont Board of Opticians


26 Terrace St.
Drawer 9
Montpelier, VT 05609-1106
(802) 828-2191

Board Website

CE Requirements:
10 hours, every 2 years

Allows Internet CE?
YES*

*2 Hours MAXIMUM per license renewal period

Virginia

Virginia State Board of Opticians


3600 West Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23230-4917
(804) 367-8500

Board Website

CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

Washington

Washington Dispensing Opticians Exam Committee


300 SE Quince
P.O. Box 47870
Olympia, WA 98504-7870
(360) 236-4947

Board Website

CE Requirements:
30 hours, every 3 years

Allows Internet CE?
YES*

*if courses are ABO/NCLE approved

West Virginia

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

Wisconsin

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

Wyoming

No state board or license requirements.




CE Requirements:
0 hours

Allows Internet CE?
Not Required

ABO

American Board of Opticianry


6506 Loisdale Rd.
Springfield, VA 22150
(703) 719-5800

Board Website

CE Requirements:
12 hours, every 3 years

Allows Internet CE?

Yes*
*3 may be NCLE

Click here to go to our ABO Approved Online CE Course Menu

NCLE

National Contact Lens Examiners


6506 Loisdale Rd.
Springfield, VA 22150
(703) 719-5800

Board Website

CE Requirements:
18 hours, every 3 years

Allows Internet CE?

Yes*
*6 may be ABO

Click here to go to our NCLE Approved Online CE Course Menu

AOA (Para)

Commission on Paraoptometric Certification


243 N Lindbergh
Suite 300
St Louis, MO 63141
800-365-2219

Board Website

CE Requirements:
18 hours, every 3 years

Allows Internet CE?

Yes*
*Only if courses are approved by the AOA - Paraoptometric Section

Click here to go to our AOA-PS Approved Online CE Course Menu

Although every effort is made to keep this information current, requirements can and do change. You may wish to verify your CE credits through your state board directly.