Professional Corporations

Professional Corporations

In order to form a professional corporation (PA) or professional limited liability company (PLLC), you should submit to this office Form PC-1 (sample HERE, being sure to tailor the wording to fit either a PLLC or a PA), along with a copy of the proposed Articles of Incorporation (or Articles of Organization) and a check made payable to the Board in the amount of $50.00. You can find our mailing address in the footer of this page.

Upon receipt, the Board we will review it and send you a memo and Form PC-2 to be filed with your Articles of Incorporation (or Articles of Organization) with the North Carolina Secretary of State.

When you receive the validation from the Secretary of State, return a copy to this office; and, we, in turn, will complete and issue the final form, P.C. 3.


Also, please refer to 21 NCAC 42C ,0104, "Naming Corporation or Limited Liability Company

Forms for the Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization may be found on the Secretary of State website here. Please ensure you select the correct "For" in the drop down menu depending on your need.


If you have questions, would like pre-approval of your forms or need additional information, do not hesitate to contact this office at info@ncoptometry.org or 910-285-3160.


Renaming a Professional Corporation

The process is similar to that of the original formation.

You will need to forward to this office a copy of the Articles of Amendment (via email is acceptable).

Upon receipt, we will issue a new Form PC-2 which you will file along with the Articles of Amendment to the Secretary of State.

When you receive the validation from the Secretary of State, return a copy to this office; and, we, in turn, will complete and issue the final form, P.C. 3.