Examinations

The schedule of examinations through 2025 has been approved by the North Carolina State Board of Examiners in Optometry. The examination dates may be expanded or contracted depending upon the number of applications received by the Board for that particular examination.


The scheduling of the winter examinations is conditioned upon the number of applicants for the examination. If there are less then ten (10) eligible applicants on the date of the application deadline, the applicants will be deferred until the next regularly scheduled examination.

Exam Schedule

Examination Date; Application Deadline


  • 2022, February 18-20

    • Application Submission Deadline, 60-days prior to Exam: December 20th

    • Completed Application Deadline, 45-days prior to Exam: January 4th

  • 2022, August 11-15

    • Application Submission Deadline, 60-days prior to Exam: June 12th

    • Completed Application Deadline, 45-days prior to Exam: June 27th

  • 2023, February 17-19

    • Application Submission Deadline, 60-days prior to Exam: December 19th

    • Completed Application Deadline, 45-days prior to Exam: January 3rd

  • 2023, August 10-14

    • Application Submission Deadline, 60-days prior to Exam: June 12th

    • Completed Application Deadline, 45-days prior to Exam: June 27th

  • 2024, February 16-18

    • Application Submission Deadline, 60-days prior to Exam: December 18th

    • Completed Application Deadline, 45-days prior to Exam: January 2nd

  • 2024, August 15-19

    • Application Submission Deadline, 60-days prior to Exam: June 17th

    • Completed Application Deadline, 45-days prior to Exam: July 2nd

  • 2025, February 21-23

    • Application Submission Deadline, 60-days prior to Exam: December 23rd

    • Completed Application Deadline, 45-days prior to Exam: January 7th

  • 2025, August 14-18

    • Application Submission Deadline, 60-days prior to Exam: June 16th

    • Completed Application Deadline, 45-days prior to Exam: July 1st