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Application Wizard - TPA-Certified Optometrist

Please choose one of the following:

I am applying for a license as a TPA-Certified Optometrist.

I want to reinstate my TPA-Certified Optometrist license.


If you have NBEO examination scores reflecting passing scores for parts I, II, III and TMOD or been licensed in another jurisdiction you may qualify for an Initial License  Click the "Apply Now" button below to begin the online application process.






Reinstatement Applications  

An optometrist whose license has been lapsed for more than one year and who wishes to resume practice in Virginia shall apply for reinstatement. The executive director may grant reinstatement provided that:

  1. The applicant can demonstrate continuing competence;
  2. The applicant has satisfied current requirements for continuing education for the period in which the license has been lapsed, not to exceed two years; and
  3. The applicant has paid the prescribed reinstatement application fee.

Please complete the Reinstate a Virginia TPA-Certified Optometry License.

Applications for reinstatement will need to be mailed to:

Virginia Board of Optometry
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463



Virginia Board of Optometry | Contact the Board
Leslie L. Knachel, Executive Director
Gerald R. Neidigh, Jr., O.D., President