Initial Optometrist Licensure

​INITIAL LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicant shall be at least 18 years of age and of good moral character
  • Applicant shall submit an application furnished by the Board (application can be downloaded from this website)
  • Applicant shall be a graduate of an accredited school or college of optometry accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education.
  • Certified copies of transcripts from undergraduate and optometry school are required.
  • Applicant shall pass all Parts of National Boards
    Applicant shall pass a Jurisprudence Examination
  • A $500 application fee payable to Kentucky State Treasurer
  • A $25 check payable to Kentucky State Treasurer to cover cost of the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Database query
  • Satisfactory FBI background report
  • Applicant shall furnish all other information requested by the Board as stated on the application

 
LICENSURE BY ENDORSEMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicant shall submit an application furnished by
    the Board (application can be downloaded from
    this website)
  • Applicant shall furnish verification of being in active practice the past five (5) years
  • Certified transcripts of undergraduate and optometry school are required
  • A certificate of good standing from the board(s) where the applicant is currently licensed and from all state boards where the applicant has held a license in the past
  • Copy of credential that proves the applicant is therapeutically licensed
  • A $700 application fee payable to Kentucky State Treasurer
  • A $25 check made payable to Kentucky State Treasurer to cover cost of a Healthcare Integrity and Protection Database query
  • Applicant shall furnish all other information requested by the Board as stated on the application
  • Satisfactory FBI background report