Licensing

If you are a currently licensed Oregon optometrist, your license renewal link is emailed to you about 45 days prior to the due date. If the Board doesn't have an active email address on file, the form is mailed to your address of record. Renewal is due on or before the due date. The due date is midnight on the first day of your birth month. Electronic renewals submitted by midnight on the due date are considered on time. Paper forms postmarked on the due date are considered on time.​

Licensees are required to report changes in address, practice location, phone number and email address to the Board. Any licensee requests for information or to update licensee data via email must use the Board's e-signature. The required elements of an acceptable e-signature are:

  • Full legal name
  • License number
  • Last 4 digits of the licensee's social security number​​

If you were previously licensed as a doctor of optometry in Oregon, you may have your license reinstated if you were in good standing at the time you voluntarily surrendered your license or if it was suspended for nonpayment of the license renewal or late fee(s).

Reinst​atement of lapsed license 

To reinstate your lapsed Oregon license, use the instructions found at this link​​

Reactivation of your inactive status license to active status 

If you currently hold an Inactive Status Oregon optometry license and you wish to change your status to active, or if your license is lapsed and you want to practice optometry in Oregon, complete this application form​, and return it with the required documents and fees.​

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