The tracking of CE hours that you earn from POF is one of the many benefits available free to POF members. We hope you find this a beneficial service to you.
You are welcome to request your transcript directly from POF by emailing us at: Admin@pof.org
Your association has invested a tremendous amount of money and time to bring this valuable service to you. It is just one of many ways we like to say thank you for your support of your profession. We are still diligently working to make your transcripts available to you online through our new website; we are very close.
What to look for as you review your transcript:
- Your transcript only includes education courses that were earned at Professional Opticians of Florida events and local POF chapter hours. We are not able to track hours that are earned with other educational providers. Please contact them directly to verify your educational credits.
- Your transcript only tracks your educational requirements for the renewal of your Florida license. Tracking of requirements to maintain certifications, such as ABO, NCLE, and JCAHPO still need to be tracked by you manually.
- POF makes every effort to ensure your transcript is correct; however, the system and we are not perfect. If you find an error, we will be happy to correct it for you. If you have a POF continuing education certificate for credit(s) that are not listed on your transcript that you earned during this biennium that started January 2017, please fax or mail a copy of the missing or incorrect POF continuing education certificate(s) along with a copy of your transcript. Our mailing address and fax number are provided below. Please allow us 4 business days to make corrections.
As a POF member, you are welcome to request at anytime a copy of your transcript by emailing your name and license number to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us at 850/201-2622. Please allow us 15 days after an educational event to enter your CE credits into our system and CE Broker
The January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018 Continuing Education Requirements for Florida Opticians:
A. Laws & Rules: Two (2) hours must be on Florida opticianry laws & administrative rules.
B. Technical: At least eleven (11) hours shall be directly relating to the technical practice of Opticianry to include:
1.Technical:Topics to include enhancement of professional skills in dispensing and optical related materials.
2. Contact Lens: Topics on contact lens theory and practice. Board Certified Opticians shall receive at least four (4) hours. (All contact lens hours count toward the Technical requirement.)
C. AIDS/HIV: One (1) hour instruction on HIV/AIDS topic, only required during the first year renewal.
D. Reduction of Medical Errors: Two (2) hours on and shall include a study of root-cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety.
E. Electives: Five (5) hours may be on any of the above listed topic (A.- C.) or may be in a management, sales, stress management , risk management, or marketing related topic.
Again, thank you for your support of POF, and please let us know how we can improve or enhance this free POF Member service for you.