Education & Training

The State of Nebraska Continuing Education Requirements for Licensure and Re-Licensure:
The State of Nebraska requires 44 hours of approved C.E. during each 2-year licensure cycle.   Licensing cycles begin August 1 in even-numbered years.   The C.E. requirement is waived for new licensees who were first credentialed within the 26 month period immediately preceding their renewal date.

Continuing Education Hours may be verified at OE Tracker   https://www.arbo.com

Annual statewide educational events include:

Fall Convention -  The association's largest gathering, typically attracting over 100 doctors, 200 paraoptometrics, and 30-plus exhibitors.   Held in Kearney in September, it features 10-14 hours of CE for doctors, multi-track education for paras, social activities, and the association's annual business meeting.

Spring Conference - Includes 14-16 hours of C.E. for doctors over a weekend in March or April. The location rotates between Lincoln and Omaha.

Legislative Conference -  Held in Lincoln, usually in February, during the State Legislative Session. The event focuses on legislative and regulatory issues critical to the profession and includes an opportunity to develop or renew relationships with state lawmakers.

Third Party Seminars - Annual training sessions are held in conjunction with the Fall Convention for doctors and paras with other events conducted as needed.

NOA Leadership Institute - This program provides orientation, training, and education for recently-licensed optometrists in Nebraska that will enhance their abilities to be successful practitioners and leaders in the professional and the association.