(1) Each applicant
must meet educational qualifications and must comply with the requirements of
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
The application is
complete upon receipt by the Board of:
completed online application;
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
(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
of the passage of the examination of the National Board of Examiners in
Optometry (NBEO) sent directly from NBEO to the Board;
Receipt by the Board's office of the
application fee and criminal background check fee as listed in OAR
(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
(g) Documentation of
completion of the required continuing optometric education;
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
(j) Proof of passage of the
Oregon optometric law and administrative rules examination; and
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
Or. Admin. R.
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.
2-2014, f. 11-28-14, cert. ef.
3-2014, f. 12-29-14, cert. ef.
1-2016, f. 2-23-16, cert. ef.
3-2019, amend filed 02/15/2019, effective
4-2022, amend filed 05/11/2022, effective
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 683 & 182
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS