Application and License Requirements
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**Applications must be received by March 22, 2013**
Part I - a written examination on applicable Florida laws and rules governing the practice of optometry developed by the Florida Department of Health;
Part II - a practical examination containing a clinical portion and a pharmacology/ocular disease portion developed by the Florida Department of Health;
Part III - the Applied Basic Science portion of the examination developed by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO); and
Part IV - the Clinical Science portion of the examination developed by the NBEO.
Note: Passing scores on Part III and Part IV of the Florida licensure examination must be obtained within the 7 year period immediately preceding June 1st of the year that the applicant takes Parts I and II of the Florida licensure examination.
Continuing Education: Click here for information regarding continuing education requirements for initial licensure. It is also strongly recommended that you review all of the laws and rules regulating this profession.
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