Licensee Portal

2023 License Renewal Notice

All renewal applications are located within the Licensee Portal on the Boards website at:

2023 License Renewals (Main license, Branch Offices and Corporations*) are available for online renewal.

*Corporations will only show on the record of the responsible OD, most often the President. If you don't see your corporation in your file to renew, please call the Board Office. 

October 6, 2023

We hope this memo finds you well. This communication alerts you to changes in your license renewal deadlines that align Optometry with health care standards and insurance provider requirements. These amendments were recently made to N.C.G.S. 90-118.10, “Annual Renewal of Licenses”. Here are the changes you should be aware of:

The above applies to both Active and Inactive Licenses as defined in the Board’s Classification of Licenses Policy,

Should you have any questions or require further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact the Board office.


We recommend using ACH payments (e-check) or Credit/Debit Card via our trusted payment processor, OPAY, for seamless and expedited processing.

Mailed payments will be accepted but are not preferred. Additionally, you must be aware of the fact that based on the updates to NCGS 90-118.10, all renewals must be received, including payment, before the December 31st deadline (January 1 through January 31 renewals will have a $50 penalty), or February 1st deadline (After February 1st, if your license has not been renewed and payment received, you will be guilty of the unauthorized practice of Optometry). If you have any questions, please reach out to the Board at or 910-285-3160

Process payment online through Official Payments. For each transaction, you will see two charges to your payment method, one for renewing your license and another for the associated processing fees. Those fees are as follows (updated May 1, 2022):

If you have any questions about online renewals, please contact the board staff at or 910-285-3160