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Optometrist Renewal 2014 -- Renewal is scheduled to go live on October 22, 2014!

The Minnesota Health Licensing Boards partnered with other agencies and private vendors to develop greater electronic security for your data and the newly developed website. Online services will first require an individual user name and password be created, which will be solely managed by the Optometrist.

Continuing Education Requirements for License Renewal 

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.  

Decorative Contact Lens: Public Safety Announcement

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.  


Minnesota Statutes 148.52 - 148.62 and Minnesota Rules, chapter 6500 provide the Minnesota Board of Optometry authority to act as the licensure agency for the practice of optometry.


MN Board of Optometry Online Services