Optician Certification Training

No matter which area of opticianry you choose, you'll be in high demand in the job market because the need for eye care professionals is constantly expanding. It may surprise you to learn that while our eyes are healthier in many ways than in the past, some eye problems are actually growing more common due to changes in our lifestyles and the aging population.

In this course, you can gain the skills and knowledge you need to obtain an entry-level job as an optician in the states that recognize this certification. In addition, you'll prepare to take the Basic American Board of Opticianry (ABO) exams, which includes the NOCE (National Opticianry Competency Exam) and the CLRE (Contact Lens Registry Exam), which is required by many states to work as an optician or as a stepping-stone to career advancement.

After successfully completing this course, you will possess the knowledge required to pass the American Board of Opticianry (ABO), National Opticianry Certification Exam (NOCE) exam, or Contact Lens Registry Exam (CLRE). However, we recommend researching your state's requirements prior to pursuing a career as an optician. While some states only require a high school diploma or GED and passing score on the ABO exam to fulfill licensing requirements, others have their own optician licensing exams. Additionally, some states may require that opticians complete an apprenticeship program or degree program in order to become licensed.

What you will learn

  • Learn how to understand and assign prescriptions to customers
  • Develop an understanding of the human eye and how it functions
  • Understand the different corrective eye care solutions available for patients
  • Learn how various prisms and lenses work
  • Prepare yourself to take the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) exam

How you will benefit

  • Develop the skills necessary to begin an entry-level position as an optician
  • Possess the knowledge to pass the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) exam
  • Learn not only the skills required to work as an optician, but master communication best practices that will allow you to effectively work with peers and clients
  • Set yourself up for success as you begin your career in the medical field

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 150 course hours
Class Dates:
Monday, January 09, 2023
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Sunday, January 01, 2045
Instructor
Ed2GO

Location:
Online
Self Paced
Schedule:
Includes
Instruction
Requirements
Hardware Requirements:
This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:
PC: Windows 8 or later.
Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Other:

Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:

System for Ophthalmic Dispensing, by Clifford W. Brooks and Irvin Borish
The Optician Training Manual, by David S. McCleary
All About Your Eyes, by Jennifer S. Weizer and Sharon Fekrat
Please note: You will receive a digital book if the physical book is on backorder.

Price
$1,995.00

There are no prerequisites to take this course. However a high school diploma or GED is required to take the ABO exam.

After successfully completing this course, you will possess the knowledge required to pass the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) Basic certification exams, Opticianry Certification Exam (NOCE) and Contact Lens Registry Exam (CLRE). However, you should also research your state's requirements prior to pursuing a career as an optician. While some states only require a high school diploma or GED and passing score on the ABO exam to fulfill licensing requirements, others have their own optician licensing exams. Additionally, some states may require that opticians complete an apprenticeship program or degree program in order to become licensed.

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