Board of Optometry Approves Emergency Rule

Posted in Latest News on November 18, 2020.

64B13ER20-40 Satisfaction of Continuing Education Requirements Through On-line or Virtual Live Technology

(1) From December 1, 2020 through and including February 28, 2021, all Florida Board of Optometry licensees may obtain all required continuing education hours by live in-person or virtual-live interactive synchronous online format.

(2) All applications for virtual-live interactive synchronous online courses shall be submitted for board approval for each individual course offering. As part of the application, the course provider must outline the manner in which attendees will be monitored for attendance, including that participants shall be visible to the provider for the duration of the course. The provider shall supply a report of attendee participation to CE Broker after the course is completed documenting that each participant attended the entire 50 minutes per credit hour.

(3) Transcript quality courses must have the capability of being submitted and graded electronically.

(4). All other requirements for continuing education courses listed in Rule 64B13-5.002, Florida Administrative Code, shall remain in force.

Rulemaking Authority 456.013, 463.005, 463.007, FS. Law Implemented 456.013, 456.036, 463.007, FS. History—New .



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