24.168.2104 APPROVED PROGRAMS OR COURSES
(1) Educational programs approved by the board shall be affiliated with national, regional, or state optometric associations, academies, colleges of optometry or approved by the ARBO's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE).
(a) Any other continuing education course(s) not covered in (1) must be submitted by the licensee and have prior approval by the board. Any course not submitted to the board and approved prior to attendance shall not be allowed for credit. The course program or syllabus, and information on the credentials and qualifications of the course presenter must accompany the application approval form.
(2) Continuing education courses offered and completed on the Internet or via other similar electronic means must comply with all the requirements in (1).
History: 37-1-131, 37-1-319, 37-10-202, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-1-306, MCA; Eff. 12/31/72; AMD, Eff. 8/4/74; AMD, 1979 MAR p. 738, Eff. 7/13/79; TRANS, from Dept. of Prof. & Occup. Lic. , Ch. 274, L. 1981, Eff. 7/1/81; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 152, Eff. 1/28/94; AMD, 1997 MAR p. 305, Eff. 2/11/97; AMD, 1998 MAR p. 925, Eff. 4/17/98; AMD, 1999 MAR p. 2760, Eff. 12/3/99; TRANS, from Commerce, 2003 MAR p. 2083; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 296, Eff. 3/9/07.