Next NHOA Meeting – October 1 – 3, 2021

The next NHOA CE meeting is coming up soon, and we have a varied, interesting and exciting program planned.  We are excited to get back to a live, in-person format, and the schedule will be set soon.  There will be something for everyone!


        NHOA CALENDAR (updated 4/28/21)
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Dates From/To Event Location/Time

9/15/21 Wednesday NHOA Board of Directors In-Person, time tbd
10/1-2-3/21 Fri – Sun NHOA CE Meeting Sheraton Harborside Portsmouth
11/17/21 Wednesday NHOA Board of Directors In-Person, time tbd


This document, entitled “2020 CE REQUIREMENTS FOR NH OPTOMETRISTS,” was sent recently by Guy Lessard OD, President of the NH Board of Registration:

Regarding Continuing Requirement for Optometrists in 2020

For several months, efforts to curb the COVID-19 pandemic have restricted the availability of in-person continuing education.  On May 19, the Governor’s Office announced modifications to the continuing education requirements of the various licensing boards in the state.

Without going over all of the details, the Board of Registration in Optometry is summarizing the document as it applies to its licensees:

-The modifications apply only to CE taken during 2020, to be reported in 2021.

-Licensees shall be allowed to complete continuing education requirements through remote instruction until December 31, 2020.

-Remote instruction is understood to be online “live” courses, webinars, and other such presentations on topics that would normally be accepted for Class I CE.

-There is no requirement that the CE hours include tests on the material.

-There is no change in the number of CE hours required, and the rules for Class I, Class I Alternative, and Class II categories are unchanged.

-It is highly recommended that licensees secure documentation of courses taken.

Should you have any questions, please contact

Guy R Lessard, OD


Board of Registration in Optometry

January 20WednesdayNHOA Board of Directorsvia ZOOM, time tba
March 17WednesdayNHOA Board of Directorsvia ZOOM, time tba
May 19WednesdayNHOA Board of DirectorsIn-Person or ZOOM, tba
July 14WednesdayNHOA Board of DirectorsIn-Person, location tba
September 15WednesdayNHOA Board of DirectorsIn-Person, location tba
November 17WednesdayNHOA Board of DirectorsIn-Person, location tba
June 23 – 27Tuesday – SaturdayOptometry’s Meeting (Reynolds)
Elections and installation of BoT will be held online, the rest of the meeting will be ONLINE 12/3/2020
July 15WednesdayNHOA Board of DirectorsOnline (ZOOM) meeting
September 16WednesdayNHOA Board of DirectorsOnline (ZOOM) meeting
October 2-4Friday – SundayNHOA CE Meeting POSTPONED
October 7 Wednesday NHOA Annual MeetingOnline (ZOOM) meeting 
November 18WednesdayNHOA Board of DirectorsOnline (ZOOM) meeting
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JanuaryAOA Presidents’CouncilPOSTPONED, will be held 6/23/2021 during OM
February 5-6-7Friday-Saturday-SundayNHOA CE MeetingPOSTPONED to Feb 4-5-6, 2022
March 31WednesdayNHOA CE MeetingGrappone Center, Concord
June 22 – 26Tuesday – SaturdayOptometry’s Meeting (Layman)Anaheim CA
October 1-2-3Friday-Saturday-SundayNHOA CE MeetingSheraton Harborside Hotel, Portsmouth
November 3 – 6Wednesday – SaturdayAAOBoston MA