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Application Forms

To download application form, use this link: Application & Instructions. A completed application consists of (requirements contained in application instructions):

  • application, with every item completed;
  • official optometry school final transcript;
  • application fee (money order or cashier’s check)

Additional documents and fingerprints may be submitted after the application is submitted, but must be submitted before a license can be issued.

Verify That You Have Met Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible and qualify, an applicant must:

  • have graduated from an approved, accredited college of optometry (or be in the last semester);
  • taken and passed, or plan to take and pass, Parts I, II, and III of the NBEO (Part III on or after June, 1994);
  • taken and passed, or plan to take and pass, the TMOD administered by the NBEO on or after January 1985;
  • be of good moral character; and
  • be of majority age

Resource: See Section 351.254 of the Texas Optometry Act and Board Rule 271.2. Note: If you graduated prior to January 1, 1991, use this link.

NBEO Jurisprudence Exam Registration: All applicants must also register with the NBEO to take the Jurisprudence Exam. Use this link to register (a fee is required).

NOTICE: The application requires the submission of certain original documents. Please plan for the amount of time it takes to obtain these documents.

Jurisprudence Examination

Study Materials: The Jurisprudence Examination covers the Texas Optometry Act, Contact Lens Prescription Act, and Board Rules. Study Materials Link

Registration with NBEO: Click to see Jurisprudence Exam information and a link to initiate the required registration with the NBEO, the Jurisprudence Examination administrator.

Optometric Glaucoma Specialist

Once licensed, doctors may complete the requirements for an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist license.