License Renewal Instructions

2019 License Renewal


To renew, please read all the information on this page and select one of the links at the bottom of the page.


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.