Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board
Board for Hearing Aid Specialists and Opticians
chapter
Opticians Regulations [18 VAC 80 ‑ 30]
Action:
Reduce length of optician apprenticeship
 
General Information
Action Summary The Board proposes to reduce the current optician apprenticeship from a three-year (6000-hour) program to a two-year (4000-hour) program. The recommendation reflects current training and job requirements, industry practices, and minimum competencies to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005619]
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8362 Fast-Track Secretary of Commerce and Trade review in progress.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Stephen Kirschner  / Regulatory Operations Administrator
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: hearingaidspec@dpor.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)367-8590    FAX: (866)245-9693    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.