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49 Pa. Code § 23.87. Reporting of continuing education credit hours.

§ 23.87. Reporting of continuing education credit hours.

 (a)  Applicants for a license or license renewal shall provide, at a time prescribed and on forms approved by the Board, a signed statement certifying that they have met the continuing education requirements set forth in section 5(b) of the act (63 P.S. §  244.5(b)) by providing information which shall include the following:

   (1)  Dates attended.

   (2)  Continuing education hours claimed.

   (3)  Title of course, including the course number assigned by the Board, if applicable, and description of content. For those courses which are approved to meet the requirements for therapeutic or glaucoma certification, the licensee claiming credit shall ensure that the certificate of attendance includes the course number and number of hours that apply toward the requirement for therapeutic or glaucoma certification.

   (4)  School, clinical hospital, medical center, optometric center or organization sponsoring course, clinical conference, clinical rounds or preceptor training.

   (5)  Instructor.

   (6)  Name of licensee.

 (b)  If a course provider does not use an electronic database such as the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry’s (ARBO’s) Optometric Education (OE) Tracker to report a continuing education course, the licensee may make arrangements to have the continuing education course entered into an electronic database for compliance purposes.


   The provisions of this §  23.87 amended under section 3(b)(12) and (14) of the Optometric Practice and Licensure Act (63 P.S. §  244.3(b)(12) and (14)).


   The provisions of this §  23.87 adopted April 16, 1982, effective April 17, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 1231; amended March 12, 2004, effective March 13, 2004, 34 Pa.B 1453; amended May 14, 2021, effective May 15, 2021, 51 Pa.B. 2633. Immediately preceeding text appears at serial pages (310074) and (305107).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  23.81 (relating to coverage); 49 Pa. Code §  23.82 (relating to continuing education hour requirements; continuing education reporting; audit and enforcement); and 49 Pa. Code §  23.89 (relating to falsification of information).

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