Compilation of Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia
Department 420 - GEORGIA STATE BOARD OF DISPENSING OPTICIANS.
Chapter 420-9 - CONTINUING EDUCATION
Rule 420-9-.01 - Continuing Education for License Renewals

Universal Citation: GA Rules and Regs r 420-9-.01

RULE 420-9-.01. Continuing Education for License Renewals

(1) Continuing Education courses totaling at least ten (10) hours shall be required for the biennial renewal of licenses. Of the ten (10) hours, a minimum of two (2) hours shall be in the area of contact lenses. Effective 04-01-2017, of the ten (10) hours, one hour must be on Georgia Opticianry Laws and Rules. Effective 04-01-2017, of the ten (10) hours, six (6) hours must be technically approved hours (which may be either spectacles or contact lenses). Of the ten (10) hours, no more than five (5) hours may be obtained via the internet. Effective 04-01-2017, of the ten (10) continuing education hours for renewal, no hours may be obtained or will be accepted for renewal via the internet or home study except for those provided by the Opticians Association of America, the National Academy of Opticianry or the Opticians Association of Georgia. No more than eight (8) hours of continuing education may be obtained in one twenty-four hour day.

(2) With his/her application for license renewal, each licensed dispensing optician must submit an affidavit of course hours completed as proof that his/her education requirements have been satisfied.

(3) No duplicate courses will be accepted during the same renewal period. No courses under the same title, by the same instructor, will be accepted for renewal purposes.

O.C.G.A. ยงยง43-29-3, 43-29-6.

(Original Rule entitled "Continuing Education for License Renewals in January 1979 and Renewal Years Thereafter" adopted. F. Mar. 24, 1977; eff. Apr. 13, 1977. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Continuing Education for License Renewals in March, 1985, and Renewal Years Thereafter" adopted. F. Aug. 7, 1984; eff. Aug. 27, 1984. Amended: F. Dec. 2, 1986; eff. Dec. 22, 1986. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Mar. 30, 1990; eff. Apr. 19, 1990. Amended: F. June 12, 1998; eff. July 2, 1998. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Continuing Education for License Renewals" adopted. F. May 30, 2006; eff. June 19, 2006. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Jan. 30, 2008; eff. Feb. 19, 2008. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Mar. 19, 2009; eff. Apr. 8, 2009. Repealed: New Rule of the same title adopted. F. Apr. 4, 2011; eff. Apr. 24, 2011. Amended: F. Jan. 20, 2015; eff. Feb. 9, 2015. Amended: F. Apr. 18, 2017; eff. May 8, 2017.)
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