This 32 hour certificate course satisfies Florida’s apprenticeship training requirement to become a Licensed Optician. The apprentice must complete the entire course within 18 months of enrolling with the Department of Health.
POF's training certificate program for Contact Lenses is designed specifically for the Apprentice Optician. This certificate program meets and exceeds the Florida Admin Rule 64B12-16.003; Apprenticeship Requirements and Training Program for an Apprentice with a sponsor that is not Florida Board Certified for Contact Lenses.
This specifically designed 32 hour course for Florida Apprentice Opticians is presented in two parts:
PART 1 is delivered to you on-demand online and covers contact lens theory in carefully designed modules by CLSA that can be completed at your own pace.
PART 2 of the program is a hands-on clinical workshop model, which is delivered over a three-day weekend. Apprentices will spend 19 hours learning the key concepts of Contact Lens fitting working hands-on with highly skilled contact lens instructors.
Florida Apprentice Opticians FAST Track your Optical Career with the
Apprentice Contact Lens Certificate Program!
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Busy Practice? Don’t have time to train? Ensure your staff have the right skills and knowledge to serve your clients
Let POF and CLSA teach your staff and apprentices/students the basics about contact lens fitting and give them a real-time practice environment to gain confidence
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Additional Benefits of Attending this Course:
Hosted this year at the West Coast Better Vision 2019 at Safety Harbor
Register before April 19th, 2019 for The 32 hour Contact Lens Certificate Program and receive $50 off plus a One Year POF Apprentice Membership. You can choose the optional Payment Plan for 4 payments of $106.25
* The four payments of $106.25 must be paid in full prior to attending the clinical workshop.
Call POF 850-201-2622
Regular price $475
PROMOTION: for a limited time $425
PART 1 OF THE PROGRAM: ONLINE
Online and On Demand: Learning at Your Own Pace
You will receive thirteen hours of high quality training in contact lens theory, delivered to you online.
All of the online modules were carefully designed by national experts at the Contact Lens Society of America as a comprehensive introduction to contact lens theory for Apprentices.
Each interactive module uses quality graphics with audio narration formatted into short single subject segments; this allows you to fit them into your busy schedule and complete the program at your own pace.
There is more good news; you can start Part I at any time, even today.
You will receive thirteen hours of the BEST training in Contact Lens theory that is available, delivered online and broken into manageable modules including:
PART 2 OF THE PROGRAM: HANDS ON WORKSHOP
Clinical & Hands-on Training with CL Fitting
The clinical workshop, delivered over a three-day weekend provides you with nineteen (19) hours of hands-on contact lens fitting experience. You will work with highly skilled contact lens instructors and learn by doing as they explain the key concepts of contact lens fitting in this clinical setting.
The next offering of Part 2 will be held during POF’s West Coast Better Vision 2019 on May 17-19, 2019 in Safety Harbor, Florida.
Your three-day weekend will include in-depth training in the following areas:
Register today and complete your 13 hours of online education
* Attend West Coast Better Vision 2019 and complete your training at the 19 hour hands on workshop
Safety Harbor Resort & Spa
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Space is limited. Register by May 6 to receive early registration rates.
*Book Early as Hotel Will Sell Out*
To receive the POF discounted rate of $99 per night. Please call the hotel directly at 888-237-8772 by April 24, 2019 and use the group name "Professional Opticians of Florida".
Or print the form and mail or fax in our convenient PDF Registration Form
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