MILITARY APPLICANT INFORMATION
*Please note: We do not have a reciprocity/endorsement policy.*
Be sure to review the following pages for more detailed information about the exam and applicant requirements:
Currently ACTIVE DUTY or the SPOUSE of an ACTIVE DUTY service member.
A member of the reserves is not considered 'active duty'
Veterans (spouses do not qualify in this instance)
Send DD214 Prior to application submission
You must have been in the military for two years of active duty or 90 days in an active war.
Optometry college/university transcripts showing date degree was conferred (official) email to Samantha@ncoptometry.org
Pre-optometry college/university transcripts (official) email to Samantha@ncoptometry.org
Qualifying NBEO Scores
License Verifications from all jurisdictions where you are currently licensed.
Please request the verification be sent directly to Samantha@ncoptometry.org
Three letters of recommendation email to Samantha@ncoptometry.org
Proof that you have been licensed and actively engaged in the practice of optometry for at least two of the preceding five years
Any documentation or information the applicant can provide which establishes that his/her clinical education, training, and experience is substantially equal to that of persons licensed by the Board through its clinical-practicum examination procedure.
Military optometrist-spouse - in addition to the items listed above: evidence of an active license to practice optometry duly issued by another state or jurisdiction and evidence that he/she is married to an active member of the U. S. military.
Once your completed application, along with all required documents, is received by the Board office your application will be considered approved. From the date of approval, your interview will be scheduled within 30 days (unless you request a waiver for another date).