Licensure Application Process

As of July 1, 2017, all Idaho applicants will be required to be certified to use therapeutic pharmaceutical agents as provided in section 54-1501(3), Idaho Code, and in rules of the board.

Idaho law requires the licensure of all persons who practice or offer to practice optometry in the State of Idaho. Every applicant for licensure must be a person of good moral character, more than 21 years of age, and present certification of graduation from an accredited college or university of optometry which meets with the requirements set out in the rules and regulations of the Board. A passing grade on all parts of the National Board of Examiners Optometry Examination is also required prior to licensure. This nationally standardized examination is scheduled and administered by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry

All applicants must complete and submit an application with the required documentation and appropriate fees.

You may download Application Forms here or request an application by writing:

Board of Optometry
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
700 West State Street, PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0063

Please provide your name, address, & day-time phone number with your request