License Requirements

The following are the requirements for licensure as an optometrist in the State of Nevada:
  • A passing score on all three parts of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry examination and the TMOD exam, and a score of 75 or higher on the Nevada Law Examination;
  • The Nevada law exam is offered online at
  • Applicants who refer paper Exam may come to the Board office in Carson City, Nevada by scheduling an appointment  with the Executive Director.
  • Accredited Optometry school for licensure in Nevada.
  • Once you have filed application with all attachments, paid the fee and taken your law exam, you should receive notice from the Board within 14 days.
  • Additional items include :

Undergraduate and optometry school transcripts sent to the Board directly from the institution by mail or email.

*No transcripts are required for Endorsement Applications. Please provide the Board with a letter of good standing from each State you are licensed with.

A copy of a current valid certification in CPR, issued not more than 12-months before submitting your application. NRS 636.155(4); and

A recent 2×2 passport type photo (head shot) .