Alaska Administrative Code
Title 12 - Professional Regulations
Part 1 - Boards and Commissions Subject to Centralized Licensing
Chapter 30 - Board of Dispensing Opticians
Article 3 - Continuing Competence
Section 12 AAC 30.220 - Continuing competence requirements

Universal Citation: 12 AK Admin Code 12 AAC 30.220

Current through December 14, 2023

(a) An applicant for renewal of a dispensing optician license shall complete at least 10 hours of continuing competence acceptable to the department under this chapter during the concluding licensing period for each aspect of dispensing opticianry in which the applicant is licensed.

(b) Continuing competence experiences must relate directly to the aspect of dispensing opticianry for which the applicant is licensed. However, for each biennial renewal, no more than two hours may be in the aspect for which the applicant is not licensed and no more than two hours may be in business management.

(c) Repealed 12/25/2019.

(d) One quarter-hour of academic credit from a college or university course directly related to optics, anatomy, or physiology of the eye constitutes five hours of continuing competence.

(e) One semester-hour of academic credit from a college or university course directly related to optics, anatomy, or physiology of the eye constitutes 10 hours of continuing competence.

(f) A dispensing optician who is applying for a license renewal for the first time shall certify having completed at least five contact hours of continuing education for each aspect of dispensing opticianry in which the applicant is licensed, for each complete calendar year that the applicant was licensed during the concluding licensing period.

Eff. 6/23/78, Register 66; am 4/22/83, Register 86; am 4/29/91, Register 118; am 2/26/2003, Register 165; am 12/25/2019, Register 232, January 2020

Authority:AS 08.71.080

AS 08.71.130

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