Educational Options Available to Florida Apprentice Opticians
Each of these following methods can be applied towards the 6,240 hours of training to complete the apprenticeship program.
a) Hours earned while under the supervision of the sponsor(s) that is on the premises and all work produced is personally inspected and approved by a sponsor.
b) Time spent enrolled in opticianry courses at an accredited opticianry program may be substituted for apprenticeship time. Each credit hour earned shall count as 86.67 hours of apprenticeship time. One 3 credit class equals 260 hours of apprenticeship training. Online college programs are available.
c) Each approved CE hour counts as one hour of apprenticeship training. Up to a max. of 100 hours of CE credit. Proof of attendance must be submitted to the Board.
POF offers apprentices all the required courses needed for licensure. The Saturday Apprentice Special is available during all of POF's state-wide conferences for one low price.
Summer Showcase - Daytona Beach, Florida - August 22, 2020
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