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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 MBO 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.  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 :

  1. Online at our Secure Website - just click the “Renew License” button, then click “Register to Access Site” to create your new login account.  Complete the renewal process and then make a secure payment through US Bank with a MasterCard, Visa or Discover credit card.
  2. Request or Print a paper Renewal Form from the website at www.optometryboard.state.mn.us or email at optometry.board@state.mn.us and mail it with your check or money order (no credit cards). 


·         If you do not intend to renew your license. Notify us in writing via US Mail or email at optometry.board@state.mn.us .

·         To avoid late fees, your renewal must be postmarked on or before 12/31/14 and online transactions must be fully completed by midnight 12/31/14. You are strongly encouraged to renew early and online,      allowing time for any technical difficulties which may occur.


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 15, 2014.  If requesting a duplicate license card we suggest you delay renewal until that time.  The Board will send a reminder email when that option is activated. 


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.


FAQs

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.  

Agency

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.

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