Important 2020 Licensing Info
December 28, 2020
**UPDATE** Per Emergency Order, DOH No. 20-015, the license expiration date for Opticians expiring December 31, 2020, is extended to March 31, 2021.
What does this mean for you?
All Opticians need to renew their license before midnight on Tuesday, March 31, 2021, to avoid a $125 late fee. We DO NOT recommend waiting for the last minute as CE Broker is experiencing many glitches, especially for those who are Board Certified. We have been working closely with the Board office and CE broker so they may resolve this issue. Please call the POF office at 850-201-2622 if you need any assistance.
May I complete my 2019/2020 CE requirements via home study until March 31, 2021?
Yes, 64B12-15.001(8) states, “For the biennium ending December 31, 2020, the restriction on permitting a maximum of 5 hours of continuing professional education, which may be earned from courses without classroom instruction, shall not be effective. All required continuing education hours may be earned by courses without classroom instruction.”
Once your education requirements are met, please click here to renew your DO license.
If you still need hours, please visit: https://pofce.org for over 30 hours of PDF courses to choose from or visit https://pofvirtualshow.com for over 40 hours of video courses to choose from. Both options are $7.50 per hour of education or visit https://pof.org/Virtual-Show for the option to purchase the entire 40+ course bundle for $117 for POF Members or $150 for the standard rate. You do not have to be a POF member to take hours from POF.
Our Quality Commitment to You
Professional Opticians of Florida is committed to continuing our proud tradition of offering only high-quality education with our “home study” courses that are hosted on pofCE.org.
Only top instructors in the optical profession were asked to research and write courses that are interesting and relevant to you. Each course has been reviewed by a panel of experts to ensure that all information is the most accurate and up-to-date.
All home study courses available on pofCE.org are approved by the Florida Board of Opticianry for the renewal of your Florida optician's license. Florida provider 50-1645
Go to pofCE.org
To order courses, you will need to login to register and pay (up to five hours of online courses are free for POF members). Your email address is your user name and password is the same as the one you use to log into pof.org.
If you are a first-time pofCE.org user, set up your own password-protected account by selecting “Sign up for an account”. You will create a user-name and gain access to our online courses by providing your name, address, and Florida license number. After you have created an account, select “Log in now” to choose your course(s). Now you're ready to purchase the course you need, complete the course exam, and receive a certificate of completion. It's that simple!