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CE Credit and Licensing Requirements by State

Every state has different licensing and continuing education requirements. Some states don’t accept online CE credits. Select your state below and learn more about your state’s specific requirements.

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What are the continuing education requirements for license renewal in Kentucky?

  • 6 hours, every year  
  • Internet CE allowed?
    • No

Is Optical Training Institute an approved continuing education provider in Kentucky?

No, Kentucky opticians (Ophthalmic Dispensers) cannot take online continuing education courses so OTI is not an approved provider.


What is the Optician Development Program approved for in Kentucky? 

At this time, ODP is not approved in the state of Kentucky for apprenticeship alignment. The program can be taken for training and ABO-NCLE exam preparation purposes only.


What are the requirements to become a licensed optician in Kentucky?

Section 326.040 Issuance of license -- Fee -- Examinations.

A license as an ophthalmic dispenser shall be issued by the board to any person

who pays a fee of fifty dollars ($50) and submits evidence under oath satisfactory to

the board:

(1) That he or she is more than eighteen (18) years of age and of good moral


(2) That he or she possesses a high school diploma or a High School Equivalency


(3) That he or she has at least two (2) years of satisfactory training and experience

in ophthalmic dispensing under the supervision of an ophthalmic dispenser,

physician, osteopath, or optometrist, or is a graduate of an accepted school of

ophthalmic dispensing;

(4) That he or she has passed a satisfactory examination in ophthalmic dispensing

approved by the board.


For more information: Kentucky Board of Ophthalmic Dispensers 


What exams are required in Kentucky to become a licensed optician?

Passing of the National Opticianry  Competency Examination offered by the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) is required.

Passing of the Contact Lens Registry Examination offered by the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) is required.

Passing of the state practical examination


How can you contact the Kentucky state board?

Department of Professional Licensing 

500 Mero Street

Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: (502) 782-8810

Email: [email protected]