Optician apprenticeship Training

Congratulations on your decision to enter into an amazing industry! The optical and optometric field is in high demand for Opticians and the job market in 2021continues to be filled with open positions. With the way the optical industry has transformed itself into a more fashion forward and more technologically advanced field, it shows no signs of slowing down. What this means for you is that there will always be a need for your position! The decision to obtain your certification and licensing not only gives you an edge on other job applicants, but if you play your cards right, you will have an amazing and long-lasting career that is ever-changing. You will never get bored!

What is an Optician?
Optician Job Description
Prospective Job Market
Where do Opticians Work?
What Are the Career Positions Available?
Optician Training
CA State Board of Optometry Licensing
Consumer Complaints

WHY THE NEED?

Turnovers within the industry has been extremely high in the last 5 years and the reason is due to untrained Opticians. There aren't many Optician Work Programs providing hands-on training, discouraging many individuals to enter the field.

ABO EDUCATIONAL TRAINING

DISPENSARY WORK TRAINING

LAB TRAINING

OTHER TRAINING

CAREER POSITIONS

NATIONAL OPTICIAN CERTIFICATION

Please refer to abo-ncle.org for detailed explanations on how to obtain your initial certification.

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NATIONAL CERTIFICATION RENEWAL

All ABO-NCLE certifications are valid for three (3) years. Continuing education credits (CECs) must be earned within the three year (3) certification period and may not be accumulated and carried over from one period to another. All CECs and renewal fees are due on or before your expiration date. There is no "grace period" or ability to renew subsequent to your expiration. After expiration, Certificants will have to comply with the Reinstatement Requirements.

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CALIFORNIA LICENSING

What is an RSLD?
Who regulates RSLD?
Where to Apply? What are the Fees?

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