License Renewal Instructions

2019 License Renewal

NOTICE: to renew, please read all the information on this page including Step 1

Then select one of the links in Step 2

Important Changes from 2018 Renewal

All renewal certificates will be available on-line for download and printing 24 hours after you renew. To obtain the certificate, wait 24 hours after renewing and go to this link: On-line Renewal Certificate

Certificates will not be mailed.* However, if you cannot print a certificate, contact the Board and staff will print a certificate and mail it to you. Your license status is always available at this link: License Verification

*optometrists in government service who are exempt from license fees will receive the normal verification letter by mail.


Step 1. Determine Eligibility to Renew On-line

Active License: You may renew on-line now if:

  • you are renewing as active,
  • have completed continuing education requirements (click here for requirements) by submitting proof of CE completion to the Board (please give the Board a few days to post your submission)

Inactive License:  You may renew on-line now if:

  • you are renewing as inactive

New Licensees: If you were first licensed in 2018, you may renew on-line now if:

  • you are renewing as active

Military / VA: Please see information below.

Changing License Status: If you are changing license status (active to inactive, or inactive to active), please contact the Board so that the on-line renewal can be configured to accept your renewal. Choose the “Changing Status” link below.

All Others: Please contact the Board.

Step 2. Select  a Link

Military / U.S. Government:

Military & VA: If you are in the military or federal government service, please click here.