Continuing Education will be held at Embassy Suites,

200 Stoneridge Dr, Columbia, SC 29210

Check in begins at 7:00 AM, classes begin at 8:00 AM

*Reminder, food will not be catered, so pack a lunch!*


Seats for the Saturday, June 26th CE meeting are Still Available,

but there are only a few seats left for the Sunday, June 27th CE meeting.

Classes are free to SCAO Members.  If you didn't pay your dues by Dec 31st, 2020,

the cost at the door is $150, cash or check.


The CEs offered on June 26th and 27th are the same five CEs each day.  If you still need ten CEs total for this renewal period, the Board of Examiners will not accept five duplicate CEs.  We are considering another set of CE meetings in August for those who need more than five CEs total. If you need to attend in August, please let us know by filling out the survey here:

Please use the Contact Us box on this page to sign up, and specify which day you'd like to attend.  If you don't specify which date you wish to attend, you will be added to whichever meeting has the fewest opticians registered at the time.  Please note if you are an apprentice when signing up.

Confirmation emails will normally be sent out weekly*

Latest Confirmation email sent 06/17/21 @ 5:00 PM.  Next one will be sent 06/24/21


Notice from the SC Board of Examiners in Opticianry

Due to the current public health emergency, the South Carolina Board of Examiners in Opticianry has approved allowing Board-approved online and/or Board-approved in-person continuing education hours to meet the licensed optician and registered apprentice renewal requirements. This is being allowed for the current renewal cycle/year only. In-person meetings will still be held by the Association for those who wish to attend. Please visit the Board website for additional information:

The criteria for course approval by South Carolina is as follows:

  • Courses and speakers must be ABO/NCLE approved.
  • ABO/NCLE certificates of attendance must be awarded.
  • Opticianry and contact lens courses must be technical in content.
  • One course hour of practice or retail management will be approved.
  • Course content must be generic in nature and presented in a manner that does not promote the sales or marketing of one product or one service or a business.
  • 50 minutes of education equals one hour of credit.
  • No law courses from other states will be approved for South Carolina.


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