North Carolina Board of Optometry

SCAM ALERT: The Board phone number is being spoofed again in recent weeks. The caller will claim to be part of the Board and seek to obtain personal information from you. NEVER share information with such callers. Hang up on them and call the Board phone number or email us directly with any questions. 

Effective March 1, 2024, Optometrists may register with the Board of Pharmacy to dispense certain prescription drugs. 

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Free Coursework from the AMA to fulfill DEA  Requirements available 

Winter 2024

New Licensees

Licensee Intranet Login HERE

*Reminder* All COPE-approved courses will automatically be added to your transcript from ARBO/OE Tracker. Please only send certificates if the course is not documented within two months of completion.

All other course accreditation types must still be sent to

Apply for Winter 2025 Examinations

The purpose of the Board is to regulate the practice of Optometry in the State of North Carolina, and to carry out the purposes and enforce the provisions of the laws of North Carolina relating thereto. 

21NCAC 42A.0102

The North Carolina State Board of Examiners in Optometry (“the Board”) maintains this License Verification web page as a free service, intended to provide information regarding optometrists licensed to engage in the practice of optometry in the State of North Carolina. While every effort is made to ensure that the data provided through this web page is accurate and timely, human or mechanical error may result in inaccurate or incomplete information being posted on this web page. Accordingly, the Board makes no guarantee as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or correct sequencing of such information, and particularly information provided to the Board by applicants, licensees, or other third parties, and it accepts no liability for damages of any kind resulting from reliance on this information. The use of this information for any purposes other than licensing verification is not authorized. The Board does not authorize the use of this data for any commercial purpose or the modification of this data in any manner.

The Board verifies that it maintains the information for the license verification function of this website and considers it to be a secure, primary source for license verification for North Carolina licensees. Information obtained through this website is the same information the Board provides through other means and is true and complete to the best of our knowledge. Users must print the confirmation for proof of verification.

As a condition of using of this website, you are waiving any and all rights you may have against this Board and any of its officers, members, agents, or employees arising out of use of and/or reliance on this information.