Getting a Course Approved

ABO & NCLE define Continuing Education as educational courses that maintain and enhance the technical and business capabilities of Opticians and Contact Lens Practitioners in order to deliver quality services to patients, and consumers in a competent fashion.

As of January 1, 2022, all course approvals are for a one-year term. 

Course Application Fees:
Lecture/Live Webinar Ophthalmic (Technical) Courses: $100
Lecture/Live Webinar Non-Ophthalmic (General Knowledge) Courses: $200
Recorded Webinars: $750
Online Courses: $750
Magazine Articles: $1,500

Please review the Criteria for Continuing Education Handbook.  When you are ready to submit a Course for Approval, fill out the Course Approval Form.