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RULE §275.2Required Education

(a) Education for an advanced degree in optometric field or optometrically related field. One hour credit will be given for each semester hour earned, and a total of 16 credit hours will be allowed for each full academic year of study.

(b) Research in lieu of training. Credit will be given only for full-time research. Sixteen credit hours will be given for each full year of research.

(c) Teaching. One credit hour is allowed for each education hour of teaching of board-approved continuing education courses.

(d) Continuing education courses. See §275.1(b) of this title.

(e) Clinical rotations or rounds. One hour of continuing education credit will be given for each two clock hours spent on clinical rounds, for a maximum of four hours per calendar year. Sponsoring organizations and universities must submit information regarding scheduled rounds and certify to the board at least on a quarterly basis the number of continuing education hours obtained.

(f) Credit will be given for a maximum of eight hours of the combined total of correspondence course hours and on-line computer course hours per calendar year. On-line computer courses are those courses described in §275.1(b)(8) of this title (relating to General Requirements). Correspondence courses must be sponsored and graded by accredited optometry colleges.

Source Note: The provisions of this §275.2 adopted to be effective August 11, 1983, 8 TexReg 2934; amended to be effective March 4, 1985, 10 TexReg 631; amended to be effective August 5, 1985, 10 TexReg 2356; amended to be effective February 11, 1987, 12 TexReg 344; amended to be effective May 28, 1990, 15 TexReg 2756; amended to be effective June 2, 1992, 17 TexReg 3731; amended to be effective January 1, 1994, 18 TexReg 5745; amended to be effective May 17, 1996, 21 TexReg 3942; amended to be effective May 28, 1997, 22 TexReg 4362; amended to be effective March 28, 2002, 27 TexReg 2237

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