Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Guidance Document Information
Title Opticians Approved Related Technical Instruction
Document ID 6652
Summary Board Regulation 18 VAC 80-30-20.5.b establishes the training option of completion of a registered apprenticeship with a minimum of one year of related technical instruction. The related technical instruction curriculums approved by the Board are listed.
Effective Date 9/13/2023
pdf View document text     Posted On 9/15/2023                 Document on Town Hall

This document applies to the following chapters
[18 VAC 80-30] Opticians Regulations
Public Comment Forums / Change History
Proposed Change Register Date Status
The proposed amendment to the guidance document adds the Optician Development Program offered by the Optical Training Institute as a Board-approved apprenticeship program. Under the regulation, an applicant for an optician license can meet the education requirement for licensure by completing a two-.... 8/14/2023 Forum ended on 9/13/2023 with 0 Comments.
The Board's guidance on approved related technical instruction is being updated to reflect the regulatory change removing outdated requirements for related technical instruction and reflecting current Department of Labor and Industry standards. 11/7/2022 Forum ended on 12/7/2022 with 1 Comment.
Revision to Guidance Document 6652 to add an additional related technical instruction curriculum approved by the Board for Hearing Aid Specialists and Opticians 9/30/2019 Forum ended on 10/30/2019 with 0 Comments.

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