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Welcome to the State Board of Optometry

Please contact us with any questions via email opt@dopl.idaho.gov or phone (208) 334-3233.

Additional Board Information

Registration and Login

PMP Statewide Gateway Integration

Integration of electronic health records (EHR) and Idaho pharmacy Electronic Medical Records (EMR) management systems. Integration is not mandatory. PDMP data is always accessible through the PDMP web portal.

Daily Pharmacy Dispensation Reporting Requirement Applicable to:

Monthly Prescriber Sales Reporting Requirement – Applicable to:

Additional Resources:

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines and the Use of the Idaho Prescription Drug Monitoring Database

Echo Idaho – Use of the Prescription Monitoring Program and Board of Pharmacy Metrics

Questions?

For more information on Diversion or the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program email PDMP@dopl.idaho.gov to inquire.

Board Fees

  

OPTOMETRIST

 

     LIC/RENEWAL – CURRENT YEAR

75.00

     REINSTATEMENT PENALTY – CURR YEAR

35.00

     DUPLICATE LICENSE FEE

10.00

     CERTIFICATION FEE

10.00

  
  

OPTOMETRIST W/TPA

 

     LIC/RENEWAL – CURRENT YEAR

75.00

     REINSTATEMENT PENALTY – CURR YEAR

35.00

     DUPLICATE LICENSE FEE

10.00

     CERTIFICATION FEE

10.00

  

OPT – APPLICANT

 

     APPLICATION FEE

100.00

Q: How do I obtain a license in Idaho to practice Optometry?

A:  Complete an application for licensure.  Send the application together with:

  • the $110.00 application fee
  • a copy of your college diploma
  • verification of your age

You must also have the National Board send your scores for the National Board Examinations Part I, II, III and TMOD to the Division. 

You must also have your Optometry College send your college transcripts to the Division. 

If you hold a license in other states, you must contact those states and have them send verification of your license status to the Division.

Mailing Address: Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses, 11341 W. Chinden Blvd, Bldg #4, PO Box 83720 Boise, ID 83720-0063

Q: How can I verify when my license has been issued? 

A: You will receive a licensure packet in the mail, including your license cards and a decorative wall certificate. Licensure status may also be verified by clicking on the link entitled  License and Registration Search.

Q:  I have let my license lapse, what must I do to activate that license?

A:  A license that has been lapsed less than five years may be reinstated upon submission of a renewal application together with the payment of all back renewal fees, a license re-instatement fee, and proof of completion of continuing education as required in the rules.  If a license has been lapsed for more than five years, a new application for licensure is required.

Q: How do I request a duplicate license?

A: The license/registration issued to you by the Division is public proof that you are entitled to pursue certain activities regulated by Idaho Law.  If your license/registration becomes lost or destroyed, you may obtain a replacement from the Division.  A replacement may also be requested if you have changed your name or address and wish to receive a license/registration bearing the updated information.  

You may complete the Application for Duplicate License form online, print it out and sign it, and send it with the fee required by Idaho law to the Division.  Your application will not be processed unless the fee is received with the application.   A replacement card will be sent to the mailing address.

Q: How do I request an official verification of my license in Idaho?

A: Certifications can be obtained two ways from Idaho:

  1. Free primary source verification of license/registration status may be obtained via the web at www.dopl.idaho.gov. Click on search licenses and registrations. These certifications contain all public information.
  2. For an official verification submit the Request for Official Licensure Certification Form, which must include a $10.00 fee. The processing time is 5-10 business days. The Division cannot accept credit card payments over the phone.

Q: What are the continuing education requirements to maintain my license?

A: The Board of Optometry has reviewed its Continuing Education requirements. As of 3/28/2023 the new requirements are in effect. Please review the Continuing Education Guidance.

Q: How do I tell if an Optometry licensee has diagnostic and therapeutic privileges?

A:  If the license starts with OD, then the licensee does not have diagnostic or therapeutic privileges.  If the license starts with ODD, then the licensee only has diagnostic privileges.  If the license starts with ODP, then the licensee holds both diagnostic and therapeutic privileges.

Q: Can I legally sell and dispense pharmaceutical agents from my practice?

A: Yes, provided you obtain Prescriber Drug Outlet Registration from the Idaho State Board of Pharmacy and comply with all laws and rules regarding the storage, patient counseling, packaging, dispensing technique and labeling of such agents.

NamePositionExpirationOriginal Appointment
Terri L HaleyOptometristJuly 1, 2028September 18, 2018
Jared WalkerOptometrist, CHAIRJuly 1, 2024September 5, 2019
Shawn SorensonOptometristJuly 1, 2025July 30, 2020
Joshua J SearsPublic MemberJuly 1, 2026May 3, 2022
Jared E BirchOptometristJuly 1, 2027September 14, 2022

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