Kentucky Board of Optometric Examiners
2365 Harrodsburg Road, Suite A240
Lexington, Kentucky 40504-3333
On-Line Pain Management Continuing Education
All active licenses expire March 1 of each year. The Board mails renewal notices two months prior to the license expiration date. The annual renewal fee is $200.
Two hours of pain management coursework are required annually as long as you have a DEA license. The courses are sponsored by the University of KY and are free. There are 15 courses available and you will need to complete 2 courses to equal 2 hours annually.
You will be required to create a CE Central Account if you are a first time user.
Click on Overdose Prevention - one course is available.
Click on 2013 Symposium for Medical Professionals - 5 courses
Click on The Good, Bad and Ugly of Addiction - 7 courses
Click on Substance Abuse in Pregnancy - 2 courses
After you make your course selection, click on "Learn More" in the Activity Detail box to the right of the course title. Watch the video and answer the questions at the end. Print your completion certificate and fax to the Board at 859-246-2746. Remember you cannot repeat a course. Print your transcript and it will show courses already taken. Call UK CE Central at 859-257-5320 if you have any problems.
ANOTHER OPTION FOR COMPLETING THE PAIN MANAGEMENT/ADDICTION DISORDER COURSE:
1. Course: Pain Management in the Optometric Practice for 2 hours
2. Course: Narcotic Prescribing and Drug Diversion for 2 hours
Remember to forward your completion certificate to the board office.
Applicants for initial licensure shall submit to a FBI criminal background check by means of a finger-print check pursuant to 201 KAR 5:010 Section 2(a)(b) & KRS 218A.205
Instructions for FBI background check
You will need to download (link below) FBI form FD-258 (fingerprint card), have your prints taken and mail the completed fingerprint card to:
Kentucky State Police
1266 Louisville Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
With a check or money order made payable to KY State Treasurer in the amount of $32.00.
Take the fingerprint card to any Sheriff's Department, local Police Department or State Police Post to have your prints taken
*All fingerprints must be rolled in black ink only.
*Digital printouts of fingerprints are acceptable as long as they are in FD-258 format.
The following required fields MUST be completed on the fingerprint card or the card will be returned for insufficient information.
Reason Fingerprinted = KRS 218.205
ORI = KY920226Z
Last, First, Middle Name Sex
Signature and Residence of Person Being Height
Date and Signature of Official Taking Eye Color
Fingerprints Hair Color
Date of Birth Pl. of Birth (ST or Country)
Citizenship Social Security Number
DO NOT send the fingerprint card and fee to the Board of Optometric Examiners. NOTE: Allow 2 weeks for the processing of your fingerprint card.