The new online renewal system is now LIVE.
YOUR CURRENT MINNESOTA OPTOMETRY LICENSE WILL EXPIRE DECEMBER 31, 2014
Fees: $115.50 ($105 renewal fee+ $10.50 OET surcharge); each duplicate is an additional $10 each.
The Minnesota Board of Optometry has a NEW ONLINE RENEWAL SYSTEM WHICH WILL REQUIRE YOU TO FIRST CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT BY ENTERING YOUR FULL NAME/SSN/DATE OF BIRTH AND THEN CREATE AN INDIVIDUAL USER NAME AND PASSWORD. Click the “Renew License” button on the right, then click “Register to Access Site” to create your new login account. Complete the renewal process t hen make a secure payment through US Bank with a MasterCard, Visa or Discover credit card. This account will be used for future online activity, so maintain a copy of your login information.
REPORTING CONTINUING EDUCATION is NOT required this year. The current (2) year reporting cycle is from 1/1/14-12/31/15. Click here to find out more information about reporting CE.
RENEWAL OPTIONS AVAILABLE :
Attention: Duplicate License Card Requests: The new online license renewal system does not currently allow ordering duplicate license cards but this option will be live, scheduled for November 21, 2014. If requesting a duplicate license card we suggest you delay renewal until that time. You can also renew online and then print the Renewal Certificate Duplicate Form and submit the completed form with the required fee by US Mail. The Board will send a reminder email when that option is activated.
The current two-year continuing education of forty (40) clock hours is January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2015. There is no CE required in the even year for the annual renewal ending December 31, 2014. The continuing education will be required to renew the expired license on December 31, 2015. The number of continuing education credits you need is pro-rated depending upon the date you initially became licensed.
Locate the FAQ’s on the top tab bar for more answers and please contact the board office with any questions you have. We will work to resolve any remaining questions.
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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.
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