All Florida Apprentices are required to attend an approved two-hour Apprentice/Sponsor Orientation course within one year of registering with the Department of Health. This webinar will fulfill your orientation course requirement and it includes the latest requirements, current deadlines, new exam updates and educational options for Apprentices.
A limited number of spaces are available during the webinar, and they will be offered on a first-come first-served basis. Sponsors of Apprentices may participate on a space available basis, however, this webinar will NOT be available for CE credit to Florida Opticians. Live Orientations will give (2) Two Hours of Elective Credit to Licensed Opticians.
This webinar is FREE to all Future Optician Members of POF. The standard rate of only $29 for Apprentices who are not members of POF. Join POF as a Future Optician Member for only $45 a year for the many benefits, including this Webinar.
Is your sponsor a Board Certified Optician or a Physician? If not, please check out the 32 Hour Florida Apprentice Contact Lens Certificate Program.
This 32 hour certificate course satisfies Florida’s apprenticeship training requirement to become a Licensed Optician
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.