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Board of Optometry - Apply, Renew and Reactivate

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Application Process

The document below explains the required steps to complete the application process.  While the process has several steps many of the requirements can be done simultaneously.

The rules below describe the application process for Optometry.

Scroll down in the Fees Rules to the name of this board to find the application fee

The following form is for individuals applying for an Iowa license to practice Optometry. Read the instructions on the application form carefully and review the checklist at the end to ensure all requirements for licensure are submitted. Items not submitted by the appropriate source may delay the licensure process.

Exam Information