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Promoting public interest in receiving quality optometric health care from competent licensed optometrists. Protecting the public by ensuring that all licensed optometrists meet the educational and practical requirements specified in law. Protecting the public by setting standards for quality optometric health care.


Online Services:

  • Order Duplicate or Replacement Annual License Card
  • Order an Official License Verification
  • Change of Address

Attention OD’s that have not renewed their 2016 license:

This is the last week of the renewal period.  If you still have less than 40 clock hours validated in the OE Tracker system, you will not be able to send your clock hours for validation into the OE Tracker system, as it takes three to four work days to upload at ARBO/OE Tracker. Complete the following steps:

  1. Use the paper renewal application 
  2. Copy your validated OE Tracker transcript or submit validated documentation of your CE and
  3. Copy certificates of attendance not uploaded into OE Tracker.  You must submit documentation of completion of 40 validated clock hours and
  4. Fee of $130.00 and $10.00 for each duplicate license request. 
  5. Postmark no later than December 31, 2015.
  6. Licenses will be processed on January 4, 2016.
Board office will be closed Thursday, December 31 & Friday, January 1, 2016


Renewal 2016 Information

All the information for a successful Renewal of your license is found in this Newsletter.  Getting Started....

Get ready for renewal 2016 ... August 2015 Newsletter


Decorative Contact Lenses

The Minnesota Board of Optometry (MBO) joins with the US Food and Drug Administration to alert consumers of risks associated with Non-Prescription Decorative Contact Lenses Halloween inspired cosmetic contact lenses which can prove to be a health hazard.

Level Licensure Statement

As of January 1, 2013, all Minnesota Licensed Optometrists meet therapeutic certification standards (TPA) and are considered as meeting nationally recognized TMOD requirements. This level licensure standard is all inclusive of any former education including, but not limited to DPA, TPA certifications if the Minnesota licensed O.D. is currently or initially licensed after January 1, 2013.


Contact the board office with any questions you have. We will work to resolve any remaining questions.

Site Browser Requirements

In order to view and navigate our site, including processing renewals for the year, the most current version of the following internet browsers must be installed on your device:
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The change to our renewal processing and required upgrade to current internet browsers helps us ensure your utmost safety as you navigate and input your information on our site. To streamline requests and confirm efficiency, please attempt a browser upgrade prior to beginning your renewal.
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