I just returned from an awesome education event at Spring Spectacle in Ft. Walton Beach. I had a fantastic time meeting our fellow Opticians in the panhandle. It was wonderful weekend thanks to our great speakers and the help of Keaton Fox, Bill Wells, Dee Pace and Mark Miller.
As you know, this year marks the end of our continuing education biennium. That means it is crunch time for any Optician that hasn’t met the 20-hour continuing education requirement. The great news is that POF is providing numerous opportunities throughout the state to help you meet your CE requirements.
Be sure to check out upcoming local chapter events to help fulfill your education requirements.
Chapter Education. Please support your local chapters and the volunteers that make these local events happen. Your local chapters would also be extremely grateful for any help you can provide.
Our next major education event will be West Coast Better Vision Conference at Safety Harbor Resort & Spa. Make your plans and reservations now to attend this education in an absolutely beautiful part of Florida. You can book reservations online and ‘Enter Group Code 39G2EI’.
Or call the hotel's reservation department at 1-888-237-8772
I look forward to seeing many of you Safety Harbor Resort & Spa May 18-20, 2018!
Jerry W. Campbell, LDO, ABOC, NCLEC
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The 2017 - 2018 Continuing Education Requirements for Florida Opticians*
Florida Opticians are required to attend 20 hours of continuing education every two years to renew their license. The current biennium started January 1, 2017 and will end December 31, 2018. The updated continuing education requirements for this biennium are as follows:
A. Laws & Rules: Two (2) hours must be on Florida laws & administrative rules governing the profession.
C. Reduction of Medical Errors: Two (2) hours on and shall include a study of root-cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety.
D. Electives: Five (5) hours may be on any of the listed topic (A, B, or E) or may be in a management, sales, stress management, risk management, or marketing related topic.
*This is a summary only as of July 2017. Please consult rule 64B12-15.003 of the Florida Administrative Code, Standards For Continuing Education. For additional information, contact: