OAR 852-010-0020
Rules for Examination and Licensure

(1) Pursuant to ORS 683.060 (Examination of applicants)(2), the Board will require a passing score on Parts I, II, III, (PAM and Clinical Skills) and TMOD (Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease) of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) examination. NBEO standards for passing the NBEO examination are acceptable to the Board.
(2) The applicant for examination and licensure must:
(a) Provide written confirmation sent directly from the licensing entity of each other state in which the applicant has ever been licensed that the applicant for licensure has not been sanctioned for violating the laws, rules or standards of ethics of that jurisdiction. The Board will accept electronic license verifications if that is the only mechanism the verifying state uses for license verifications. In addition, the Board will query the National Practitioner Data Bank for adverse actions on each person making an application for licensure;
(b) Submit documentation of continuing education hours as required in OAR 852 division 70;
(c) Pass, by a score of 80 or better, a Board-approved written examination relating to Oregon optometric law and administrative rules within the 12 months before date of Oregon licensure. Because the Administrative Rule and Law examination is not clinical in nature, there is no waiting period before an examination retake. If the examination is not available through the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, the Board will set location(s), date(s) time(s) and fees for administration of the examination.
(3) Any applicant whose conduct constitutes cheating or subverting of the process of the evaluation of professional competency by the Board or by an examiner may be dismissed from the examination and denied licensure.
(4) Designate if they are a telehealth only licensee.

Source: Rule 852-010-0020 — Rules for Examination and Licensure, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=852-010-0020.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 852-010-0020’s source at or​.us