2006 Code of Virginia § 54.1-3219 - Continuing education

54.1-3219. Continuing education.

As a prerequisite to renewal of a license or reinstatement of a license, eachoptometrist shall be required to take annual courses relating to optometry asapproved by the Board. The courses may include, but need not be limited to,the utilization and application of new techniques, scientific and clinicaladvances and new achievements of research. The Board shall prescribe criteriafor approval of courses of study and credit hour requirements. However, therequired number of credit hours shall not exceed sixteen in any one calendaryear. The Board may approve alternative courses upon timely application ofany licensee. Fulfillment of education requirements shall be certified to theBoard upon a form provided by the Board and shall be submitted by eachlicensed optometrist at the time he applies to the Board for the renewal ofhis license. The Board may waive individual requirements in cases ofcertified illness or undue hardship.

(1976, c. 32, 54-394.1; 1988, c. 765.)

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