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Optometric CE Requirements by State

Dec 6, 2018
Optometric CE Requirements by State
  • CE Requirements by State/Province

    This list was provided to us by ARBO (big thanks to Dr. Michael W. Ohlson for getting this to us!)

    We are constantly updating this list, but cannot guarantee that it is up-to-date. If you have any concerns about CE requirements, contact your state board directly, or visit this discussion thread to talk about it. Alternatively, e-mail us at webmaster@odwire.org and we'll update the list based on your input.


    State Required CE hours Renewal Period Pharmacology/
    Ocular Disease
    Internet/
    Correspondence
    Practice Mgmt.
    AL 20 TPA
    14 non-TPA
    1 year TPA 10 hours Up to 3 hours Up to 3 hours
    AK 36 TPA
    24 non-TPA
    2 years TPA 24 hours
    Non-TPA 12 hours
    Up to 9 hours Up to 3 hours
    AR 20 TPA
    12 non-TPA
    1 year   Up to 8 hours, only 4 hours allowed from magazines Up to 4 hours
    AZ 32 2 years 4 hours Up to 12 hours Up to 4 hours
    BC Up to 10 hours
    CA 50 TPA
    40 non-TPA
    2 years Pharmacology, Ocular Disease or
    Glaucoma: 35 hours TPA
    Up to 20 hours Not accepted
    CO 24 2 years   Up to 8 hours Not accepted.
    CT 20 1 year Optometrists engaged in the use of ocular agents are required to complete a minimum of 4 hours in pathology detection and a minimum of 4 hours in treatment as it applies to the use of ocular agents. 6 Up to 4 hours
    DC 30 TPA
    24 non-TPA
    2 years Ocular Therapy 6 hours TPA Up to 6 hours Up to 2 hours
    DE 24 TPA
    12 non-TPA
    2 years TPA 24 hours 4 therapeutic Not accepted.
    FL 30 2 years 6 hours CEE - Ocular Disease or Pharmacology or Ocular Pharmacology   Up to 2 hours
    GA 36 2 years 18 hours required for pharmacology and pathology as related to ophthalmologic conditions. Up to 10 hours Up to 4 hours
    HI 36 TPA
    32 non-TPA
    2 years TMOD Up to 36 hours TPA Up to 9 hours TPA
    Up to 8 hours non-TPA
     
    ID 18 TPA
    12 non-TPA
    1 year 6 hours TPA Up to 6 hours  
    IL 30 2 years   Up to 4 hours Up to 4 hours
    IN 20 2 years Up to 20 hours Up to 8 hours Not accepted
    IA 50 TPA 2 years 20 hours ocular disease
    20 hours related systemic disease
    Up to 10 hours 6 hours
    KS 48* 2 years Ocular pharmacology 5 hours Up to 8 hours Up to 2 hours
    KY 15 TPA,
    20 if ETP
    8 non-TPA
    1 year   Up to 5 hours  
    LA 16 1 year   Up to 2 hours Not accepted.
    ME 25 1 year Pharmacology or Ocular Disease 15 hours Up to 5 hours Up to 2 hours
    MD 50 TPA
    36 non-TPA
    2 years   Up to 20 hours Up to 4 hours
    MA 18 1 year   Up to 4 hours 6 hours maximum
    MI 40 2 years 20 hours Up to 20 hours Up to 9 hours
    MN 40 2 years   Up to 15 hours Up to 6 hours
    MS 20 1 year 10 hours Up to 4 hours (also includes self-study) Up to 4 hours
    MO 32 2 years   ALL 32 allowed online  
    MT 36 2 years   Up to 12 hours Up to 4 hours
    NE 32 2 years   Up to 4 hours Not accepted
    NV 30 TPA
    18 non-TPA
    1 year 15 hours   Up to 5
    NH 50 TPA
    15 non-TPA
    1 year Ocular Disease TPA 20 hours Class I, remainder Class II.
    Total hours Non-TPA=15 Class I.
    30 of 50 Up to 3 hours
    NJ 50 2 years 30 hours:
    20 hours Topical TPA
    10 hours Oral TPA.
    Up to 20 hours  
    NM 22 1 year 10 hours Up to 6 hours  
    NY 36 3 years   Up to 36 hours if interactive  
    NC 25 1 year Minimum 12 hours, must be deemed "Certified" by the Board. 6 hours  
    ND 50 3 years 30 hours Up to 10 hours Up to 10 hours
    OH 25 1 year 10 hours Up to 10 hours Up to 2 hours
    OK 18 1 year 5 hours Up to 3 hours Up to 3 hours
    ON 30 2 year 30
    OR 18 1 year 9 hours Up to 18 hours (100%)! None accepted
    PA 30 2 years   Up to 7.5  
    RI 20 TPA
    16 non-TPA
    1 year 10 hours 10 hours  
    SC 40 2 years 16 hours    
    SD 45 3 years 5 hours per year Up to 4 hours Up to 4 hours
    TN 30 2 years 20 hours Up to 12 hours Up to 6 hours
    TX 16 1 year 6 hours Up to 8 hours  
    UT 30 2 years   30  
    VT 40 2 years 20 hours Up to 2 hours  
    VA 16 1 year 2 hours Up to 20 hours 2
    WA 50 2 years   Up to 25 hours Up to 10 hours
    WV 40 2 years 12 hours Up to 10 hours Up to 6 hours
    WI 30 2 years     Up to 6 hours*
    WY 40 2 years 15 hours Systemic therapies Up to 6 hours internet, correspondence not accepted Up to 6 hours
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