CE Requirements

CE Requirements The following is an explanation of the continuing education requirements: 43 hours total are required for each even-numbered 2-year cycle.A minimum of 12 CE hours taken must be in ocular pharmacology or therapeutics.A maximum 6 hours of CE may be taken in practice management.A maximum of 10 hours of optometric study may be… Continue reading CE Requirements

NBEO Injection Exam Required

NBEO Injection Exam Required All applicants who apply for licensure by examination or reciprocity must pass the NBEO Injection Exam before applying for licensure. All new applicants must meet the requirements for injection certification.

COVID 19 Safe Practice

COVID 19 Safe Practice Follow the CDC GuidelinesWednesday, March 25thThe Board encourages you to refer to the guidance of the West Virginia DHHR, the CDC, the Federal government. Please see the Governor’s Executive Order 9-20 declaring a state of emergency in West Virginia.

COVID 19 Update CE

COVID 19 Update CE Continuing EductionFriday, March 27thThe current two-year even-numbered CE period is from 7/1/18 – 6/30/20. The Board voted to suspend the 10-hour maximum limit on Internet or correspondence CE for this CE period only. This is due to COVID-19 and the cancellation, postponement or conversion of CE conferences to on-line this spring.… Continue reading COVID 19 Update CE

Board Action on CE and Renewal

Board Action on CE and Renewal Unlimited Online CE for 7/1/18 – 6/30/20Thursday, April 02nd

Application Deadline and Exam Date

Application Deadline and Exam Date Applications for licensure for recent graduates are due 30 days before the exam date.  The next exam will be offered on March 8, 2021, 2021.   All new applicants must take and pass the NBEO injection exam or ISE.  The exam date may change due to scheduling conflicts.  Please check with the Board… Continue reading Application Deadline and Exam Date

License Levels and Expiration Date

License Levels and Expiration Date The levels of licensure are as follows: no initial after the license number means the optometrist has no prescriptive authority. –D after the license number means the optometrist has… License Levels and Expiration Date: The levels of licensure are as follows: no initial after the license number means the optometrist has… Continue reading License Levels and Expiration Date