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Optometry Exam Information

In order to become licensed in Michigan, an applicant must submit an application to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Professional Licensing, Licensing Division. An application online application can be completed by visiting  

An applicant must have graduated from a college or school of optometry that is approved by the board. Applicants must submit passing scores on Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the National Board (NBEO) Examinations as well as the Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease (TMOD) Examination embedded in Part 2. These scores must be sent to our office directly from the National Board.

All applicants for optometry licensure must take and pass the 32-question jurisprudence examination. The passing score on the exam is 75% (24/32). The jurisprudence examination covers material that can be found in the Michigan Public Health Code Article 1, Parts 11 and 12; Article 5, Part 55A; Article 15, Parts 161 and 174; and the Administrative Rules for the Board of Optometry. Effective June 1, 2017 licensure candidates must take the jurisprudence examination through PSI. You may contact PSI to schedule your exam by visiting or by calling PSI at 800-733-9267.