Application Requirements

Eligibility: To apply for a Texas optometry license, an applicant must be either:

  • a student in the last semester of an approved optometry school in the United States or Canada who can provide a statement of good standing by the dean, or
  • a graduate of an approved optometry school in the United States or Canada who passed Part III of the NBEO on or after June 1994 (other graduates may also be eligible: please see the area of our website HERE).

Military, Veterans, and Military Spouses: See this page first.

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Complete License Requirements

An applicant is eligible for a Texas Therapeutic Optometry License if the Optometry Board has received:

  • completed application
  • official transcript(s) directly from optometry school showing awarding of O.D. degree
  • official transcripts directly from all colleges attended
  • official birth certificate
  • passing scores on NBEO Parts I, II, III and the TMOD
  • passing scores on the Texas Jurisprudence Exam
  • fingerprints (applicants are required to submit fingerprints so that a criminal history check may be performed. See Fingerprint Information
  • if licensed in another state, license verifications from states in which licensed
  • self query ordered from the National Practitioner’s Databank (NPDB)
  • additional explanatory documents, if required by the application instructions