Or. Admin. R. 852-010-0015 - Application for Examination and Licensure

(1) Each applicant must meet educational qualifications and must comply with the requirements of ORS 683.040 before the applicant will be accepted for examination and licensure.
(2) Applications for licensure as an optometric physician in Oregon must be directed to the office of the Board.
(3) The application is complete upon receipt by the Board of:
(a) A completed online application;
(b) A mailed official final transcript from an Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) accredited college of optometry indicating receipt of the doctor of optometry degree mailed directly to the Board from the college or university;
(c) A copy of the record establishing satisfactory completion of a course in pharmacology as it applies to optometry from an institution approved under ORS 683.040(2) when applicable;
(d) Verification of the passage of the examination of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) sent directly from NBEO to the Board;
(e) Receipt by the Board's office of the application fee and criminal background check fee as listed in OAR 852-010-0080;
(f) Provide written confirmation from the licensing entity of each other state in which the applicant has ever been licensed that the applicant for licensure has not been sanctioned for violating the laws, rules or standards of ethics of that jurisdiction. The Board will accept electronic license verifications if the issuing entity provides complete license and discipline history in the electronic format. In addition, the Board will query the National Practitioner Data Bank for adverse actions on each person making an application for licensure;
(g) Documentation of completion of the required continuing optometric education;
(h) Documentation of current CPR certification, as required in OAR 852-080-0040;
(i) Proof of meeting the requirements of OAR 852 division 80 - Pharmaceutical Agents, for licensure with the non-topical certification (AT) or non-topical certification with injections (ATI);
(j) Proof of passage of the Oregon optometric law and administrative rules examination; and
(k) Satisfactory results of a criminal records background check as defined in OAR 852-050-0025.
(4) Any application received from an optometrist who has been sanctioned by another optometric licensing jurisdiction is individually reviewed and considered by the Board at their next regularly scheduled meeting. Any applicant with a felony conviction will be individually reviewed and considered by the Board at their next regularly scheduled meeting.


Or. Admin. R. 852-010-0015
OE 2, f. 12-5-57; OE 2-1984, f. & ef. 7-14-84; OP 1-1987, f. & ef. 4-30-87; OP 1-1989, f. 1-13-89, cert. ef. 1-16-89; OP 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 4-12-91; OP 2-1992, f. & cert. ef. 10-21-92; OP 2-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-17-93; OP 3-1993, f. & cert. ef. 10-27-93; OP 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 7-22-94; OPT 1-2001, f. 6-18-01, cert. ef. 7-1-01; OPT 1-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-23-05; OPT 1-2007, f. 5-21-07, cert. ef. 7-1-07; OPT 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 1-3-13; OPT 2-2014, f. 11-28-14, cert. ef. 1/1/2015; OPT 3-2014, f. 12-29-14, cert. ef. 1/1/2015; OPT 1-2016, f. 2-23-16, cert. ef. 4/1/2016; OPT 3-2019, amend filed 02/15/2019, effective 2/15/2019; OPT 4-2022, amend filed 05/11/2022, effective 5/11/2022

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 683 & 182

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 683.140, 683.060, 683.270 & 182.466

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