The online renewal system is operational until January 31, 2015 at which time the online feature is terminated and only paper renewals are accepted.
Fees: A late fee of $35.00 is now added to the annual fee of $115.50 ($105 renewal fee+ $10.50 OET surcharge); each duplicate is an additional $10 each.
Registration for the online services is easy and completed within five minutes. The average time spent online to register and renew is less than nine minutes.
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 though January 31, 2015
Attention: Duplicate License Card Requests: The new online license renewal system to order duplicate license cards is now available!
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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