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    Small time Optician seeks Certification

    Greetings!

    I am currently employed at a private optical practice in the Bahamas.
    I have been a mentored lab technician for 4 years and seek certification from a credible (and affordable) source; based on International employment.

    Sadly, The Commonwealth of The Bahamas does not offer such resources for me to accomplish my goal. I am willing to seek tertiary completion abroad; I just do not know which campus offers the best deals.
    I am also up for on-site training if interested, even while I study.

    If there are any suggestions or pathways, PLEASE feel free to direct me.

    Greatly Appreciated

    #2
    I would recommend you take a look at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Opticianry program. It is done online, and you will gain significantly from the material. They offer a diploma in Optical Sciences upon completion (http://www.nait.ca/66561.htm). For a number of years, I was a consultant to them in the US, and found them to be outstanding. If you just want certification, you can take the examinations from the American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners here in the US (www.abo-ncle.org). One additional pathway is available through the National Academy of Opticianry. They offer a correspondence program called the Career Progression program. It is a self-study program that can be very helpful as well (www.nao.org).

    Give these a look. I wish you the best in your journey.

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      #3
      Many Thanks for the detailed info.
      I really appreciate it.

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