BECOME A FLORIDA OPTICIAN THROUGH THE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM (SUMMARY)
Online Opticianry Degree Available
Hillsborough Community College Opticianry Program developed a form of "distance learning" education for Opticianry students. The program has created a viable option for those who can not attend "on-campus" classes. Since its inception in 2000, the on-line section of Opticianry students has grown rapidly every year and is at the forefront of on-line education for Ophthalmic Dispensing.
The On-line Program provides students with streaming video lectures, text lectures, and "course packs" to supplement the required textbooks.
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All licensees are responsible for knowing the laws and rules that regulate their profession.
The laws in Chapter 484,Part I, Florida Statutes (F.S.), are directly related to the profession of Opticianry, and Chapter 456, F.S., governs all health care professions licensed by the Department of Health.
Rule Chapter 64B12, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), contains the rules that govern the profession of Opticianry.
Rule Chapter 64B29, F.A.C., contains the rules that govern optical establishments.
This page is intended to be a summary only of the requirements for Florida licensure. For complete details, go the Board of Opticianry's website.