​KY Board of Optometric Examiners
2365 Harrodsburg Road
Suite A240
Lexington, KY  40504-3333
 
Ph:  859-246-2744
Fax:  859-246-2746
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Registering with KASPER

KY licensed optometrists who have a DEA number must register with KASPER or your license will not be renewed. 
 
If you need assistance registering with KASPER by paper, please call 502-564-2703.
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COVID-19 UPDATES: MASKS STILL REQUIRED IN HEALTHCARE SETTING FOR EVERYONE;  ALL OTHER REQUIREMENTS ARE RESCINDED


SEE THE JUNE 24, 2021 COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT
06242021 KBOE COVID-19 Statement.pdf06242021 KBOE COVID-19 Statement.pdf

SEE THE MAY 7, 2020 GUIDELINES CLARIFICATIONS

05072020 COVID-19 Revised Guidelines

SEE THE APRIL 25, 2020 ADVISORY ANNOUNCING A RESPONSIBLE RETURN TO PRACTICE ON MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2020
04252020 COVID-19 Advisory Lifting Executive Order

SEE THE APRIL 9, 2020 MESSAGE FROM KBOE PRESIDENT JONATHAN SHREWSBURY RE: CONTINUING EDUCATION
04092020 Letter from KBOE re CE Finalized.pdf

SEE THE APRIL 2, 20​20 MESSAGE FROM KBOE PRESIDENT JONATHAN SHREWSBURY 
Letter from KBOE [PDF 340KB]

SEE THE MARCH 18, 20​20 ADVISORY FROM KBOE PRESIDENT JONATHAN SHREWSBURY
03182020 COVID-19 Advisory.pdf​

Kentucky Board of Optometric Examiners
2365 Harrodsburg Road, Suite A240
Lexington, Kentucky  40504-3333

 
  
​FREE On-Line Pain Management Continuing Education
 
Link:  http://www.cecentral.com/addictionky Two hours of pain management coursework are required annually as long as you have a DEA license.  The courses are sponsored by the University of KY and are free.  There are several courses available and you will need to complete 2 courses to equal 2 hours annually.
 
 You will be required to create a CE Central Account if you are a first time user.  Click the link above for course offerings.
 
 After you make your course selection, click on "Learn More" in the Activity Detail box to the right of the course title.  Watch the video and answer the questions at the end.  Print your completion certificate and fax to the Board at 859-246-2746.  Remember you cannot repeat a course.  Print your transcript and it will show courses already taken.  Call UK CE Central at 859-257-5320 if you have any problems.
 
 
ANOTHER OPTION FOR COMPLETING THE PAIN MANAGEMENT/ADDICTION DISORDER COURSE:
 
SECO University is offering two courses that will fulfill this requirement.  Go to:  https://secouniversity.com/kentucky/ky.html  If you have any problems registering, you can contact Dr. Walt Mayo at 843-446-3465 and his email address is:  waltmayo@gmail.com
 
1.  Course:  Pain Management in the Optometric Practice for 2 hours
 
2.  Course:  Narcotic Prescribing and Drug Diversion for 2 hours
 
 Remember to forward your completion certificate to the board office. 
 
 
 

NOTICE

Applicants for initial licensure shall submit to a FBI criminal background check by means of a finger-print check pursuant to 201 KAR 5:010 Section 2(a)(b) & KRS 218A.205
 

 STATE AND FEDERAL (FINGERPRINTING) CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS ​

Note:  All state and federal background checks are valid for a period of six months.

EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2021 - A NEW PROCESS FOR STATE AND FEDERAL (FINGERPRINTING) BACKGROUND CHECKS


All applicants will need to register via the UEnroll website utilizing our Service Code (27GJZY). You will are now able to complete both the state and federal (fingerprinting) background checks through this service.


IdentoGO is committed to a 98% classifiable rate, which means quality prints, less rejections, and quick responses. Appointments are available by scheduling on-line at http://uenroll.identogo.com or by calling 1-844-543-9714.


This new process:

  • Eliminates the need to request background checks from two separate entities
  • Improves the capture, accuracy, tracking and delivery of record information for background check purposes
  • Ensures data integrity, data validation, error remediation, and improved systemperformance
  • Eliminates the need for agencies to capture fingerprints, collect payments, and remit for processing
  • Eliminates the need for the Kentucky State Police (KSP) to manually scan and process fingerprint hard cards

Also offers:

  • Web Portal and Call Center is available for applicants to schedule an enrollment session
  • Unique Service Codes for fingerprint reasons eliminates printing for incorrect purposes
  • FlexCheck Solution processes and provides a portal with secure access to status and results for authorized users

Additional information provided below:

License Applications

The type of application required for licensure depends on how many years you've been practicing:
 
 
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If you are active military or a military veteran, please notify the board office at the time you apply for a license. 

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IMPORTANT:

 All applicants that have not graduated from an optometry school that has confirmed the Expanded Therapeutic  (ETP) coursework is included in its curriculum, must complete a 32-hour ETP course and be credentialed prior to the 2nd renewal of license.

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*License Lookup*

Need to find an optometrist in your city or county?  Want to see the status of a doctor's license?  You can search our online database of providers and search by last name, license number, city or county.

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