Explore the Programs at Miami Dade College


Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. For more information, see the College Accreditation webpage.

The Opticianry Program is accredited by the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation (COA).
Commission on Opticianry Accreditation
PO Box 592
Canton, NY 13617


Graduates must apply to take the American Board of the Opticianry and the National Contact Lens Certification Examinations to be eligible to become licensed in the State of Florida. Graduates must also apply to take the State of Florida Department of Health Board of Opticianry Examination required to practice as an Optician in Florida.

Florida Board of Opticianry
4052 Bald Cypress Way , Bin # C08
Tallahassee , FL 32399 -3258
Phone: 1-850-488-0595
Phone: 1-850-245-4474
Fax: 1-850–921-5389

American Board of Opticianry
National Contact Lens Examiners
6506 Loisdale Rd.  Suite 209
Springfield, VA 22150
Phone: 1-800-296-1379
Office: 1-703-719-5800

For a complete list of Optician Associations please visit: