Opinions and Notices

Board Meeting

Call in Board meeting June 28, 2022
5:00 PM Central Time
email: aropticiansboard@hotmail.com for more information.

 The Arkansas State Board of Dispensing Opticiansí 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 Boardís 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 Stateís COVID-19 response and the Governorís 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 CECís before renewing July 1, 2021.

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