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.