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Division of
Professional Regulation

Board of Examiners in Optometry

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Board Decision to Change Continuing Education (CE) Requirement for 2019-2021 Renewal Period

On September 17, 2020, the Board of Examiners in Optometry made a decision to temporarily change a requirement for therapeutically certified licensees. This requirement currently only allows 6 of the 30 hour biennial requirement to be self-reported. For the 2019 – 2021 renewal period, the Board will accept COPE-approved online CE courses for all 30 required hours.

Objective and Function

The primary objective of the Delaware Board of Examiners in Optometry is to protect the public from unsafe practices and practices which tend to reduce competition or fix prices for services. The Board must also maintain standards of professional competence and service delivery. To meet these objectives, the Board

  • develops standards for professional competency
  • promulgates rules and regulations
  • adjudicates complaints against professionals and, when necessary, imposes disciplinary sanctions.

The Board issues licenses to therapeutic optometrists and interns.

The Board’s statutory authority is in 24 Del. C., Chapter 21.


Unless notified otherwise, the Board meets at least quarterly or at the request of a majority of the Board members. All meetings are open to the general public and are held in the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, in Dover. The meeting schedule is available at the State of Delaware public meeting calendar.

The Board may need to review and approve your application for licensure and will only review a complete application. A complete application includes your application and any documentation submitted through DELPROS and/or any documents submitted through the mail or email from third-parties. The Board will review your documentation at its next scheduled meeting.


Phone – Fax – Email
(302) 744-4500
(302) 739-2711

Mailing address:
Cannon Building,
Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904



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