Reciprocal Licensure

Due to frequent requests, we are outlining the basic requirements for licensure by reciprocity in Kansas. 
  • Basic Requirements

  • Application Requirements

Please note that you must have practiced for three consecutive years in your state to be eligible for reciprocity. If in practice less than three years, you will be required to take the annual Kansas state examination.  

If reciprocity requirements are met, applicants for reciprocal licensure are required to take the Kansas optometry law examination.  The exam is held in June each year in Topeka.  Additional written examinations may be required at the discretion of the Board.

A copy of the KS Optometry Laws and Rules and Regulations is available at this web site. If you want this information sent to you as hard copy, it can be obtained for $10.00 per copy, with a check to the KS Board of Examiners in Optometry.

The Kansas examination  is scheduled in June each year.  It will be in Topeka. 

Candidates should request fingerprint packets from the Board, and further questions should be directed to the Executive Officer of the Board.

 Reciprocity Application REVISED 08242016 (Fillable PDF)
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Reciprocity Application REVISED 08242016 (MSWord document)

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