Optometrist Requirements

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Florida Optometrists, it’s about time to renew your license! Your February 28th renewal date is quickly approaching. We want to be sure that your renewal process is quick and painless so this blog will lay out all of your requirements and answer any questions you might have. Keep reading to learn all the ins and outs of your license requirements.

What Are My Requirements?

All Optometrists are required to complete 30 hours of continuing education (CE) each biennium:

  • Two (2) hour course relating to the prevention of medical errors
  • Two (2) hour course in Florida laws and rules
  • Twenty six (26) hours in general CE​

All Certified Optometrists are required to complete 30 hours of CE each biennium:​

  • Two (2) hour course relating to the prevention of medical errors
  • Two (2) hour course in Florida laws and rules
  • Six (6) hours in transcript quality CE
  • Twenty (20) hours in general CE 

Is There Anything Particularly Important I Should Know?

  • Please note all continuing education must be live continuing education hours. Self study continuing education is not allowed.
  • Licensed practitioners shall be permitted to earn two hours of the 30 clock hours in the area of practice management and two hours of the 30 clock hours in the area of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

More Information:

For more information on the renewal process, you can visit the Florida Board of Optometry website and click on the “Renewal” tab at the top of the screen or you can simply click on the link above. If you want to renew your license through the Florida Department of Health, click on this link to be redirected to their website.

We are dedicated to helping you successfully renew your license so we have plenty of tools for you to utilize if you have any questions! We have added a special Optometry FAQ section just for you in our Support pages. To find a specific course to fulfill any unmet requirements, you can watch our Course Search video by clicking on the picture below.

Watch our Course Search Video here to walk you through how to find the course you need

For your ultimate worry-free, personalized solution try our 7-Day Trial for our Professional Account. With your Professional Account you can access your CE Compliance Transcript, receive continuing education and license deadline reminders, report CE to your account and much more to simplify your renewal process.

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