Licensing and Registration


To learn more about the licensure and registration process, select the type of license you wish to apply for from a list of professions or select the type of office you need to register. 

The Board has made every effort to include the information you need to apply for licensure on this website. You can visit our Help CenterFAQs and Resources page for frequently asked questions, links, forms, applications and other helpful information.

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Florida law provides that an initial application must be reviewed within 30 days. Listed below is the current average number of days at which staff are processing each application type.

During the 1986 Legislation, Chapter 463, Florida Statutes, was amended requiring anyone applying for an Optometrist license to become a Certified Optometrist. The new law required the applicant to meet additional education and examination requirements.

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