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The Opticians Association of Arkansas is dedicated to advancing the profession through education, training and legislative support.

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 The Arkansas State Board of Dispensing Opticians� licensed and apprentice certificates must be renewed annually by July 1 st . Pursuant to Board Rule 144.00.1-11. Annual Renewal, Licensees must obtain four (4) hours of the required continuing education in even numbered years (2020). Due to covid-19, many licensees do not feel comfortable in attending in-person educational meetings. 

There are concerns that some provisions within the Board�s rules may prevent or hinder the Board from rendering maximum assistance to the citizens of Arkansas while they are trying to adhere to guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Considering the State�s COVID-19 response and the Governor�s call for social distancing, this rule will be suspended pursuant to EO 20-16 until the current state of emergency is declared over by the Governor which will make it possible for licensees to obtain the required 9 hours of CEC�s before renewing July 1, 2021.

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