Examinations

The schedule of examinations through 2020 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


  • 2019, February 7-10
    • Application deadline, December 10th
    • Completion deadline, December 21st
  • 2019, August 15-19
    • Application deadline, 60-day: June 17th
    • Completion deadline, 45-day: July 2nd
  • 2020, February 6-9
    • Application deadline, 60-day: December 9th
    • Completion deadline, 45-day: December 23rd
  • 2020, August 13-17
    • Application deadline, 60-day: June 15th
    • Completion deadline, 45-day: June 30th
  • 2021, February 11-14
    • Application deadline, 60-day: December 14th
    • Completion deadline, 45-day: December 28th
  • 2021, August 12-16
    • Application deadline, 60-day: June 14th
    • Completion deadline, 45-day: June 29th
  • 2022, February 10-13
    • Application deadline, 60-day: December 13th
    • Completion deadline, 45-day: December 27th
  • 2022, August 11-15
    • Application deadline, 60-day: June 13th
    • Completion deadline, 45-day: June 28th
  • 2023, February 9-12
    • Application deadline, 60-day: December 12th
    • Completion deadline, 45-day: December 27th
  • 2023, August 10-14
    • Application deadline, 60-day: June 12th
    • Completion deadline, 45-day: June 27th
  • 2024, February 8-11
    • Application deadline, 60-day: December 11th
    • Completion deadline, 45-day: December 22nd
  • 2024, August 15-19
    • Application deadline, 60-day: June 17th
    • Completion deadline, 45-day: July 2nd
  • 2025, February 6-9
    • Application deadline, 60-day: December 9th
    • Completion deadline, 45-day: December 23rd
  • 2025, August 14-18
    • Application deadline, 60-day: June 16th
    • Completion deadline, 45-day: July 1st