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• Michigan Board of Optometry Welcome to the Michigan Board of Optometry website! Our goal is to provide up-to-date information on various topics related to the practice of optometry in Michigan. We hope you find this information helpful and invite you to check out our website often.

Licensing Applications and Forms

• Continuing Education Program Application PDF icon

• Data Change/Duplicate License Request Form PDF icon

• Disciplinary Limited License Reclassification Application Packet PDF icon

• Optometrist by Endorsement Application PDF icon

• Optometrist by Examination Application PDF icon

• Optometry Relicensure Application PDF icon

• Suspended/Revoked License Reinstatement Application Packet PDF icon

• Volunteer Licensing Application Packet for Retired Physicians, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Dentists PDF icon

Licensing Information

• Explanation of Continuing Education Requirements

• How To File A Complaint

• Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS)

• Optometry 2010 Approved CE Programs PDF icon

• Optometry 2011 Approved CE Programs PDF icon

• Optometry 2012 Approved CE Programs PDF icon

• Optometry 2013 Approved CE Programs PDF icon

• Optometry 2014 Approved CE Programs PDF icon

• Optometry CE Requirements PDF icon

• Optometry - Controlled Substance License PDF icon

• Optometry Exam Information

• RENEWAL-License Renewal Information

Board Information

• Administrative Rules for Health Boards

• Michigan Board of Optometry Members

• Optometry 2014 Board Meetings PDF icon

• Optometry 2015 Board Meetings PDF icon

• Optometry Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

• Public Health Code - Optometry Section

Frequently Asked Questions

• How do I verify my Michigan license to another state?

• How long are the Optometrist licenses issued for? Can I renew my license early? How will I know when I need to renew?

• If I have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor, will this stop me from obtaining a Michigan license?

• The application asks for the state(s) I have been licensed in and asks for the basis of licensure. What does that mean? What if I'm licensed in more than one state? Do you need verification from all states I have ever held a license in?

• How long will you keep my licensure application on file?

• What happens if my license or registration expires?

• I need to verify whether someone has a license. How can I do that?

• How can I change my name or address?

• How long does it take to process my application?

• Is everything in my file complete? How can I find out what is missing?

• How long does it take for your office to receive my correspondence?

• What is the purpose of the different types of applications?

• I work in more than one location. How can I have my license on display in all of my work areas?

• I know that I have to do continuing education to renew my license. Since this is my first initial license and it's not for a full licensing period, do I need to complete CEs for my first renewal?

• Can I submit the renewal application for my controlled substance license before submitting the renewal for my professional license?

• Do I have to renew my controlled substance (CS) license if I am not currently living in Michigan and my professional license is active? Can I renew the CS license later if I move back to Michigan?

• Do I need a controlled substance license for every location in which I practice?

• Can you give me information on my DEA license or how to get a DEA license?

• My renewal date is coming up soon. I know that the license/registration will be valid until the expiration date after I renew. Since I will be moving next year, I only want to renew it for 1 year. Can I do that?

• Do I need to complete continuing education to renew my license?

• Do I need to submit proof of my continuing education?

• How long do I need to keep my continuing education certificates?

• What if I don't earn enough continuing education credits?

• Can I use any additional hours I earned over the required hours for the next renewal period?

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