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The Board of Examiners in Optometry

Continuing Education

Continuing competency requirements for renewal of an optometry license can be found in the statutes and regulations.

A license cannot be renewed unless the continued competency requirements in AS 08.72.181 and Article 2 of 12 AAC 48 have been met.

Active Duty military licensees are generally NOT exempt from continued competency requirements of AS 08.72.181 and 12 AAC 48.200 and 12 AAC 448.210 with the following exemption:
12 AAC 48.230. EXEMPTION FROM CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY SERVICE IN A COMBAT ZONE, DANGER PAY POST, OR QUALIFIED HAZARDOUS DUTY AREA.

Continuing Education options available for the two-hour Pain Management, Opioid Use, and Addiction Requirements via DHSS .

PLEASE NOTE: If licensees choose to take any of these courses offered, the licensee is responsible to ensure that the title and description of the program on the Certificate of Completion specifically reference all three of the required subject matters; pain management, opioid use, and addiction OR the licensee must take multiple courses that when combined cover all three topics.

Approved 7-Hour Injections Course:

Pacific University, College of Optometry offers an approved 7-hour injections course
For more information to contact:
Michelena Buckingham
503-352-2985

Approved 23-Hour Online Course:

Pacific University College of Optometry — open below link and click on the links under continuing education.
On-Line Course Registration Form

Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry (NSUOCO) advance procedures surgical course is approved to meet the 7 hour injections and 8 hour pharmaceutical requirement.

Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry
3100 E New Orleans St, Broken Arrow, OK 74014
Phone: 918-444-4000
Fax: 918-458-2104
E-mail: nsuopt@nsuok.edu