Jurisprudence Exam

The Texas Jurisprudence Examination covers the laws and rules of the Board. The laws and rules of the Board may be referenced while taking the exam (that is, the exam is an “open book” exam).

All applicants must take and pass the exam prior to receiving a license. A passing score is a 70 or better.

The exam is administered solely by the NBEO (National Board of Examiners in Optometry). Information regarding the form of the exam is on the NBEO Website. The exam may be taken on any computer connected to the Internet (see the NBEO Website for details). There is a NBEO registration fee. This registration and fee is separate from any other NBEO exam registration or from the Texas Optometry Board application fee.

A person may take the exam at any time after registering on the NBEO site – even if an application for licensure has not been received by the Texas Optometry Board. A Jurisprudence Exam score will be valid for one year. If a person is not licensed within one year of passing the exam, the person must re-take and pass the exam.

Study materials for the exam can be found here: “Have Applied, Need Study Materials”.

Important Information

Application Information may be found on the Optometry Board Website. See the NBEO Website for registration and information.