Optometry Licensing and CE Requirements for 2020
When is my continuing education (CE) deadline in Vermont?
As an Optometrist in Vermont, you must complete and submit all of your CE requirements before you apply for your license renewal. You must renew your license every 2 years by July 31th. The next license renewal period ends July 31st, 2020.
What are my continuing education (CE) requirements in Vermont?
Before renewing your optometry license, you are required to complete 40 hours(TPA) or 20 hours(Non-TPA) of approved CE in total. If your license type is TPA, you must have a specific number of hours covering topics such as ocular disease, ocular pharmacology, or pharmacology. For more details, please refer to our table below.
|Ocular Disease, Ocular Pharmacology, or Pharmacology||20 hours|
|Corrospondence courses||Up to 2 hours||Up to 2 hours|
Licenses shall be renewed every two years upon payment of the required fee, provided that the person applying for renewal completes at least 20 hours of continuing education, approved by the board, during the preceding two-year period. If the applicant has a special endorsement for the use of pharmaceutical agents as provided in section 1729 of this title, the applicant shall, during the preceding two-year period, complete at least 40 hours of continuing education, approved by the board, of which at least 20 hours shall be related to the use of therapeutic pharmaceutical agents. The board may specify particular areas of study which must be completed to satisfy the requirements of this section. The board may, by rule, adopt continuing education requirements for those who renew their licenses after less than a full two-year period. (Added 1987, No. 236 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; amended 1993, No. 216 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 2009, No. 35, § 31.)