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Vision Screening Technician

Occupation Vision Screening Technician
Agency Department of Public Health
Phone 217.785.5830
URL www.idph.state.il.us
Job Description A person who provides vision screening tests on preschool and school-age children.
Statute Child Vision and Hearing Test Act, 410 ILCS 205 Vision Screening, 77 Ill. Adm. Code 685
Type of Regulation Certification
Number Regulated 2,500 active (approximate)
Age 18 or older
Education/Experience
  1. High school diploma or equivalent; and,
  2. Complete a 3 1/2-day vision training course given by the Department of Public Health.
Exam Vision Training Course Final Examination
Exam Type Written, and performance (hands-on)
Administered Classes start in September and end in March. Exam given with each class.
Exam Fee $150.00 material fee per class
Passing Criteria Grade of 80% or higher plus satisfactory practicum performance
Repeats One
Continuing Education No requirement
Citizenship No requirement
Other Certificate renewable on three year basis by attending Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) sponsored workshop.
Note Licensure requirements, licensure fees, examination fees and exam administration are subject to change.
Application Fee N/A
License Fee $30.00
Renewal Fee $30.00
Reinstatement Fee NA
License Period Three years
Reciprocity/Endorsement No