An Update From the Georgia Board of Optometry Regarding Online CE Hours
At the request of the executive committee of the GOA, and with the permission the board of trustees, the GOA requested the State Board of Optometry consider a change in the limitations regarding online continuing education. The State Board of Optometry issued the following response:
Emergency Rule Effective May 7, 2020 - Regarding Continuing Education Hours and the Next Renewal Cycle of December 31, 2021
"Due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, notwithstanding any other rule or provision of law, the requirement that a maximum of ten (10) hours of continuing education credit may be taken by correspondence or electronic medium is hereby modified as follows:
- A maximum of eighteen (18) hours of continuing education credit will be allowed for the upcoming renewal cycle ONLY (expiration date of December 31, 2021) for any coursework that is offered by correspondence or electronic medium, which coursework is approved or sponsored by any provider identified in paragraph (1) of this rule; and,
- This rule shall be effective for the duration of the emergency and for a period of not more than 120 days thereafter. Continuing education hours obtained after the termination of this emergency rule shall be subject to the rule as currently written."