New Licensure Examination: The Florida Board of Opticianry voted in November 2011 to begin using the National Optician’s Practical Examination by the National Commission of State Opticianry and Regulatory Boards (NCSORB) for the Florida Opticianry licensure examination.
The NCSORB National Optician’s Practical Examination is given in computer testing centers on a year round basis throughout the United States in a multiple-choice and skill simulation format. The NCSORB Optician’s examination is two-part, one for spectacles and one for contact lenses. An applicant must receive a passing score on both parts to obtain licensure as an Optician in Florida.For further information, please click on Examination Information
• Public School Volunteer Practitioner Program - The Public School Volunteer Health Care Practitioner Act (s. 381.00593, F.S.) was enacted during the 2002 legislative session. The goal of this program is to make a higher quality of health care available in Florida's public schools by encouraging health care practitioners to volunteer their services. This program is implemented by the Department of Health and the Department of Education, in coordination with the "School Health Services Act", s. 381.0056, F.S.
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