N.H. Code Admin. R. Opt 301.03 - Educational Qualifications

Current through Register Vol. 42, No. 14, April 7, 2022

(a) Each applicant for licensure shall have completed a minimum of 2 years at a college of arts and sciences.
(b) Each applicant shall have graduated from an optometry college which requires a minimum of 4 years of training and is accredited by an established accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
(c) Applicants who graduated from optometry college prior to January 1, 1993 shall have completed a total of 105 hours of post-graduate coursework which meet the following requirements:
(1) The post-graduate courses shall be given or sponsored by an accredited college of optometry, as specified in Opt 301.03(b);
(2) The post-graduate coursework shall include a total of 80 hours of didactic instruction made up of the following subjects:
a. General, systemic and ocular pharmacology;
b. Diagnosis and treatment of anterior segment disease;
c. Diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma; and
d. Pre-surgical and post-surgical care; and
(3) The post-graduate coursework shall include at least 25 hours of direct clinical training that includes all subjects listed above.
(d) Each applicant shall arrange for the college of optometry to submit a certificate of completion of the requirements of Opt 301.03 directly to the board.
(e) Education gained in the armed services, to be creditable, shall be of a character equivalent to that which would have been gained in the civilian sector.


N.H. Code Admin. R. Opt 301.03

(See Revision Note at part heading for Opt 100) #5839, eff 6-17-94; ss by #6797, eff 7-10-98; ss by #7433, eff 1-25-01; EXPIRED: 1-25-09

New. #9558, eff 10-6-09

Amended by Volume XXXVII Number 41, Filed October 12, 2017, Proposed by #12383, Effective 9/16/2017, Expires 9/16/2027.

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