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


  • 2020, February 6-9
    • Application Submission Deadline, 60-days prior to Exam: December 9th
    • Completed Application Deadline, 45-days prior to Exam: December 23rd
  • 2020, August 13-17
    • Application Submission Deadline, 60-days prior to Exam: June 15th
    • Completed Application Deadline, 45-days prior to Exam: June 30th
  • 2021, February 11-14
    • Application Submission Deadline, 60-days prior to Exam: December 14th
    • Completed Application Deadline, 45-days prior to Exam: December 28th
  • 2021, August 12-16
    • Application Submission Deadline, 60-days prior to Exam: June 14th
    • Completed Application Deadline, 45-days prior to Exam: June 29th
  • 2022, February 10-13
    • Application Submission Deadline, 60-days prior to Exam: December 13th
    • Completed Application Deadline, 45-days prior to Exam: December 27th
  • 2022, August 11-15
    • Application Submission Deadline, 60-days prior to Exam: June 13th
    • Completed Application Deadline, 45-days prior to Exam: June 28th
  • 2023, February 9-12
    • Application Submission Deadline, 60-days prior to Exam: December 12th
    • Completed Application Deadline, 45-days prior to Exam: December 27th
  • 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 8-11
    • Application Submission Deadline, 60-days prior to Exam: December 11th
    • Completed Application Deadline, 45-days prior to Exam: December 22nd
  • 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 6-9
    • Application Submission Deadline, 60-days prior to Exam: December 9th
    • Completed Application Deadline, 45-days prior to Exam: December 23rd
  • 2025, August 14-18
    • Application Submission Deadline, 60-days prior to Exam: June 16th
    • Completed Application Deadline, 45-days prior to Exam: July 1st