Eight (8) hours of continuing education credit is due at renewal time by October 1 of odd numbered years from every licensed optician. Two (2) hours of the eight (8) may be in practice management.
If the optician holds a contact lens license, an additional two (2) hours is due in contact lens work. This makes a total of ten (10) hours due from contact lens dispensing opticians.
Four (4) hours of continuing education credit is due annually by October 1 from every registered apprentices.
The criteria for course approval by South Carolina is as follows:
1. General criteria requirements for all education:
2. Specific requirements for education administered in South Carolina in addition to all the requirements listed above in #1:
If you have questions, please direct them to the board's office at:
South Carolina Board of Examiners in Opticianry
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, S.C. 29211-1329
Telephone: (803) 896-4681
Fax: (803) 896-4719
You may contact the board's office also for dates of approved educational hours that are offered in South Carolina.