Submit a completed application, non-refundable fee, copy of official birth certificate, copy of high school diploma, transcript or GED certificate, and a photo taken within one year. Complete applications with all attachments and documents shall be filed with the Board at least thirty (30) days prior to the examination.
If applying on the basis of education, the applicant must have satisfactorily completed a course of study in a recognized school of ophthalmic dispensing approved by the Board. An official College transcript, with graduation date, and copy of diploma must accompany application showing completion of program.
If applying on the basis of experience, submit the Affidavit of Experience and employment. If you worked under the supervision of an out-of-state Optician, Optometrist, or Medical Doctor, also submit a copy of their current license. (Must have minimum of two years and 3,000 hours experience)
If applying on the basis of education and experience, submit all documents listed above. All applicants are required to pass the American Board of Opticianry Examination (ABO), the National Contact Lens Examination (NCLE), and the Georgia Practical Examination. Submit CURRENT ABO & NCLE certificates or if applicable request scores be certified from the national board to our office.