Applications for Licensure

Please note: Outdated or incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant. This can greatly delay the processing of your application. Ensure you have the current version of an application and all requisite information is included prior to submitting it to the board office.

    Apprentice License

    A Nevada Ophthalmic Apprenticeship lasts between 1 and 3 years and prepares the licensee to become a licensed dispensing optician. For more information on the board's apprenticeship requirements, please read the Apprenticeship Requirements document below.

    Ophthalmic Dispenser License

    For Nevada apprentice licensees who have completed all the requirements of their apprenticeship and are ready to take the state board examination.

      Special Ophthalmic Dispenser License

      For applicants transferring from out of state who have the equivalent experience of a Nevada licensed ophthalmic dispenser and are ready to take the state board examination.