Answers for License Holders


How should I notify the board of a change of contact information?

You must notify the Board within 10 days of a change of your work location (public contact information) and within 30 days of a change of your home/mailing address (private contact information). The notice must be given on a Change of Address form, submitted to the Board office via fax or standard mail.

    I work at more than one location. Can I make a copy of my license certificate to post at my additional work locations?

    You are required to display an original copy (with silver state seal and current expiration sticker) of your license within public view any time you are dispensing. You may transport your license certificate between locations or purchase additional certificates from the Board office for $25 each. To order an additional certificate, mail a written request and check or money order to the Board Office.

      When is my license due to be renewed? How do I renew my license?

      All Nevada Ophthalmic Dispenser Licenses expire annually on January 31st. To renew, you must submit (postmarked) the current year’s Renewal Application by the January 31st deadline. Renewal forms for the following year are made available on December 15th. Renewal requests submitted on outdated forms or submitted before December 15th will be returned to the applicant. Verification of continuing education requirements must be submitted along with the application.

      The yearly fees for renewal of Ophthalmic Dispenser Licenses are as follows: 

      • (Dual) Ophthalmic Dispenser License: $300
      • Limited Ophthalmic Dispenser License: $200
      • Apprentice Ophthalmic Dispenser License: $100