No. However, an applicant may become licensed by Endorsement if her/she holds a license that was obtained by examination from another state or territory of the United States.
- Submit a completed application, non-refundable application fee, photo taken within one year, official transcripts from the College of Optometry (showing completion of degree and graduation date) mailed separately by school and certified scores of Parts I, II, III, and the TMOD of the National Boards Examination.
- A certification of licensure form should be sent to the Board from all states you hold an Optometry license. (Mailed directly to the Board Office from state.)
- All applicants for licensure by endorsement must have been engaged in the active practice of optometry for at least five (5) years of the seven (7) years immediately preceeding his or her application. (Submit copy of resume with application.)
- All applicants for licensure by endorsement must currently be certified in coronary pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and maintain a minimum of one million dollars ($1,000,000) in malpractice insurance coverage. Mail copies of current certification and insurance policies with application.
- Applicants for licensure by endorsement are required to take and pass the Georgia Optometry Laws & Rules Exam providing scores to the Georgia Board of Optometry.