There are no prerequisites to take this course. However a high school diploma or GED is required to take the ABO exam.
After successfully completing this course, you will possess the knowledge required to pass the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) Basic certification exams, Opticianry Certification Exam (NOCE) and Contact Lens Registry Exam (CLRE). However, you should also research your state's requirements prior to pursuing a career as an optician. While some states only require a high school diploma or GED and passing score on the ABO exam to fulfill licensing requirements, others have their own optician licensing exams. Additionally, some states may require that opticians complete an apprenticeship program or degree program in order to become licensed.
DISCLAIMER: This course does not meet state requirements for students intending to work in North Carolina, New York, and South Carolina. Check the requirements in your state before enrolling as some states require opticians to complete an apprenticeship program to become licensed.